1990. Volumes, No. 2
President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson
Alumnae Association Officers
Anita Thee Graham '50, President
Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, 1st Vice-President
Marie Westbrook Bream '82, Vice-President for Admissions
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Vice-President for Annual Giving
Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Vice-President for Chapter
JoAnne Reich '88, Vice-President for Finance
Laura Catching Alexander '71, Recording Secretary
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Chair, Continuing Education
Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair, Homecoming Committee
Elizabeth Baldwin Simons '74, Chair, Nominating Committee
Cecilia Stock '90, Chair, Shident Relations Committee
Crista R. Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae
Crista R. Cabe, Chair
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63
Betty Engle Stoddard '60
Patricia Hunt Lovelace, College Chaplain
Lundy Hurd Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology
William Carter Pollard, College Librarian
Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English
Editor, R. Eric Staley
Managing Editor, Alice E. Addleton
Design, Teri Stallard and Amy Sacuto
Editorial Assistants, D. Michelle Hite, Susan O'Donnell '92
The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin
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Copyright by Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved.
May 1990, Volume 3, No. 2
R. Eric Staley
Cynthia H. Tyson
Remembering IVIy Good Leaders
Virginia R. Francisco '64
Karin Baig '91
Principles of Good Practice
Working in Africa adds new
dimensions to one student's
career preparation . Page 7.
Just Keeping in Touch
Anita Thee GraJmm '50
A Garden for Gibran
IVIy First Year
A Memorable Discovery
Todd Allan Yasui
Francis Carleton Compton '23
Marie Westbrook Bream '82
An alumnae shares memories
of her first year at the
Seminary. Page 20.
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56 Faculty Notes
58 Faculty Chairs
59 John Bal<er Baffin, 1895-1989
Our society's interest in leaderships seems
to have taken quantum leaps in the last few
years. The country is covered with leader-
ship programs: I, myself, chair a Community
Leadership Institute here in Staunton, and in
a few weeks will be the keynote speaker at a
state-wide leadership program sponsored by
the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle
Creek, Michigan. It seems we are all in search
As a contrarian, this makes me wonder
about /o//ozi!s/i/p: the act of constructive coop-
eration which is the choice for most of us
most of the time. Leaders get all the press,
but where would they be without followers?
Who would do their laundry, so to speak?
Before his retirement, my father used to
speak of those he managed well as "good
citizens;" for those who gave him problems,
he had other names. The point is that al-
though we may not be able to define satisfac-
torily what leadership is, we do kiiow what it
means to follow. It strikes me that this is a
wonderful way to begin exercising one's own
degree of leadership.
On a slightly different tangent, I want to
take this opportunity to tell you about a
change in leadership. As of the next issue of
The Mary Baldwin Magazine, the editorial lead-
ership will pass from my hands to those of
Genie Addleton, currently the Managing
Editor. This magazine, as most of you know,
was my vision and my goal for a number of
years before it began. I saw it through birth
and childhood and into its more mature for-
mat of today. I do not cut the apron strings
easily, therefore, but the fact that I cut them
at all shows my confidence in Genie as she
assumes the role of Editor and carries the
magazine forward with her own stamp, her
So, this is my final Overture to you. I have
enjoyed our conversations on this page and
plan to be no stranger to the reader in the
future. Now I might even find time to write
an article or two!
P RESIDENT'S MESSAGE
lam asked from time to time to address groups on the subject of leadership. Every
time I do so, I recognize that I am representing Mary Baldwin and that what I say is
understood by the listeners as a reflection of the Mary Baldwin environment. So
perhaps I should share some of my thoughts with you. You may enjoy eavesdropping,
on what others hear about leadership concepts as they are projected to Mary Baldwin
students and as they engage colleagues on a daily basis.
♦t* Leadership is service. Let's forget big desks and big titles. Leadership
involves the discovery of v^'hat will make the lives of those with whoir
one works fulfilled in both professional and personal ways. If one
thinks of serving the needs of others, one is most likely to assemble e
group of people who contribute in meaningful ways to a successhi.
operation because their efforts are encouraged, needed, and ap-
plauded. If creative contribution is encouraged, it will emerge. Leader-
ship is not a solitary experience; it requires the creative contribution oi
others to provide an integrated and energized operation.
♦J* Leadership is listening. If one wishes to serve others in order to create
their fulfillment and, by consequence, a vigorous professional and
educational environment, one must listen to what colleagues' and
students' needs are. Listening is a habit, and a necessary one. Some of
the best listening moments I have with students are over informal box
lunches in my office. I learn a lot and keep a sense of the pulse of om
campus so that I may work responsively, as well as pro-actively, with it.
Listening is a way for leaders to move ahead appropriately and with ar
informed sense of timing as decisions are made.
♦5» Leadership involves teamwork. A contributing, energized group o)
colleagues deserves the respect of partnership. Interaction and oper
communication produce a shared commitment to creating success
Vertical hierarchies in organizations just do not work as well as horizon-
tal structures out of which teams are formed. I have always believed
that a team of bright-minded people has a better chance of coming up
with ideas, solutions, and do-able schemes than does one mind alone.
The interaction of ideas, the involvement of many people produce, also,
a collective energy devoted to reaching the agreed-upon goals. A tearri
of this kind has a stake in making sure that good results occur. This kind
of leadership approach has, you see, engaged the responsibility ol
♦J* Leadership creates meanings. All of us need a sense of purpose to fee
energized and contributing each day and over time. We need to know
what our college stands for, and why that is right, and how we achieve
this mission, and when to stay still and when to change, and who we
are in relation to the achievement of large purposes. Leaders help
answer for each person the importance of each person to the pursuit
and attainment of large purposes. Thus meaning is created, both for
organizations and individuals. I need to know that what I do each day
counts; I suspect others do, too.
Leadership is stable. There is a certainty and a predictability to it. An
organization requires stability of focus for itself and in its leaders if it is
to be vigorous and productive. "Keeping on track" cannot happen very
well if "the track" or the commitment to "the track" are volatile. If,
instead, we have such erratic behavior, colleagues do not feel sure
about where to put
energy, how to or-
der priorities, and
sues. An organiza-
tion can quickly
have its energy
sapped when there
is lack of stability.
Clarity and cer-
tainty provide a
freedom in which
energy is focused.
Leadership requires flexibility. The stabOity of which I speak as an
essential factor of leadership does not imply "the boring," "the rut," or
any inflexibility in attitude or action. Changing circumstances demand
flexible responses; in fact, an eagerness to embrace changing circum-
stances marks strong leadership. What, then, about stability? Stability
of principle, stability of values, stability of behavior, stability of pur-
poses, are the tools best needed to forge change. To mold flexible and
growing challenges, we use these stable tools so that, as we reach into
the unknown, we are comforted by knowing for sure how we will do so.
Leadership manifests principles. The balance of stability and flexibility
is achievable only with a foundation of clear principles of behavior out
of which both, side by side, emerge. Ethical behavior, honorable be-
havior — despite and acknowledging the fallibility of humankind — are
the cornerstone, and not just sometimes or when it is convenient, but
These are some thoughts, a beginning; perhaps there ivill be an opportunity to
laborate further another day. Meanwhile, you have eavesdropped just a little on our
Aary Baldwin environment.
The Mary Baldwin Magazine
Remembering My Good
by Virginia R. Francisco '64
I've been fortunate to know many good lead-
ers: students, colleagues in the faculty, staff, and
administration, folks beyond Mary Baldwin
College, even beyond academia. I began think-
ing about them intensively when Tiffany Hamm,
president of the College's circle of Omicron Delta
Kappa, asked me to share some thoughts about
leadership at the annual tapping of new mem-
bers into the national honorary society, of which
Mary Baldwin had the first circle in a women's
college. The result was a descriptive essay, an
attempt to capture the qualities for which I cher-
ish my good leaders, and honor them for good-
ness in leadership, rather than mere leadership
As I thought about the good leaders I have
known and know now, I tried to define the
nature of their "goodness." My thoughts ran in
two rather different directions: goodness as ef-
fectiveness, and goodness as a moral or ethical
quality. Fine leaders, it seems to me, are marked
by both kinds of goodness, while "bad" leaders
lack one or both.
Effectiveness is easier to talk about, so let's
speak of it first. The effective leaders I know
don't think of themselves as leaders. They don't
arise from their beds and seize their tooth-
brushes thinking, "I'm a leader. " Certainly their
purpose, their goal, is not simply leadership.
Their goal is to get something done, because they
believe passionately that it is important, that it
must be done. They become leaders not from
ambition, not to become important people, in the
way of modern politicians. They become leaders
as a consequence of commitment to a task, a
cause, and because they are acutely aware that
the task requires the cooperation of others. Our
long-standing commitment to student govern-
ment at Mary Baldwin College encourages lead-
ership of this goal-directed and cooperative
My leaders are marked by the personal quali
ties we all expect of an effective person: they ar'
optimists, or at least have faith that somethin;
can be done, and is worth doing. They are cheei
ful, especially in adversity. Many alumnae re
member the optimism of Fletch Collins, wh^
believed we theatre students could do anything
as long as we worked hard enough, and tc
gether. Long before most folks recognized th
unlimited potential of women, Fletch taught u
to use power tools, assumed that we could lil
anything anywhere, interceded for us with paii
ents who wished us to act like ladies and get ou'
of the scene shop.
My leaders are responsible, steadfastly fulfil!'
ing their commitments and especially resolutel'
accepting the consequences of their choices am
conduct, without offering excuses that are les
pressing than the only ones accepted by one c'
my graduate professors: sudden death or hast
marriage. Dr. Heffner also maintained that i
either hasty marriage or sudden death happened
to you more than once in your academic caree
you should withdraw from the university. Oi
honor system at Mary Baldwin College cha
lenges us to accept responsibility for our actioni'
and extends the challenge to responsibility fc
the actions of others. It makes possible a way (
living in which we are both free and responsiblt
My leaders attend to detail: they care aboi
getting it right, the first time. Fletch taught ir!
that lesson, as did Delores Lescure, for whom
later worked in the College's Office of Publ
Relations. Both were expert proofreaders wh
carried their insistence on accuracy into all the
work. And remember how "picky" all of ov
teachers were about details like comma splict
and footnote form, how careful they taught us )
My leaders are patient: not only with other:
but with themselves, patient not only with pec
)le and their failings, but with time. "O time!
'hou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a
;not for me to untie," says Viola in Shake-
peare's Twelfth Night. But like Viola's, the pa-
ience of my good leaders is coupled with
lersistence, to the end of the play and the com-
iletion of the task.
They are moderately creative, especially in
eeking new solutions to old problems and in
intangling red tape. 1 remember Dean Martha
Grafton devising interpretations that positively
equired the College to do what was right, even if
he action flew in the face of the policy and
radition being interpreted. But my leaders are
«thout the urge to create that pressures less
ffective leaders to innovate merely for the sake
;f innovation, to innovate without responsible
onsideration of ways, means, and conse-
uences, without respect for the accumulated
\fisdom and experience of the race we learned to
alue as members of an academic community
uch as Mary Baldwin College.
Perhaps most important, my leaders are
lealthy realists, and their realism is of several
Realism of self: they are confident in their
bilities, but their confidence is coupled with
ufficient modesty to assess the task and their
wn capabilities and resources accurately, and
/ith sufficient good sense not to exceed them
Realism of situation: in assessing their situa-
on and their commitment, they are skeptical
bout "facts" presented without evidence and
qually skeptical of second-hand evidence. They
irmly distrust gossip and are able to believe
lOthing they hear until the horse has admitted it
/ith its own mouth. They are skeptical about
ppearances: "I can tell a church by daylight,
ncle," says Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much
ido about Nothing. In classroom and laboratory,
ccurate research, clear perception, and careful
easoning have marked the College's academic
ife — and the leaders it has sought and
Realism of scale: my leaders have a fitting
jense of proportion, especially for the way they
|nd their commitments fit into the larger picture
if human life on the planet. They are able to
istinguish clearly between an anthill and the
I'.ockies, a personal belief and a fact of human
fe, a case requiring intervention and a self-lim-
ing situation, a significant problem and a trifle.
"r/iey respect themselves as they love
their neighbors, and because they
respect themselves, they commit
themselves to worthy goals and employ
fair and honest practices to reach them. "
In the words of a beloved former student, they
know "babies don't die from that." Because of
their realism of scale, they are able to set priori-
ties, to avoid trying to fix everything at once, or
even everything, ever. Because they know what
is important to them — and what isn't — they are
able to ignore small problems, address them
quickly, or delegate them, or even ignore them,
and focus on high-priority work.
Realism of the moment: effective leaders are
aware of the difference between the past and the
present. That doesn't mean discarding all that is
good about the past — and as a theatre historian, I
value the past, the traditional, perhaps dispro-
portionately. But it does mean letting go of the
ghosts of the past: avoiding blaming, forgiving ^^^^^. ^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^
oneself and others for failures, acknowledging Cd\xns]r.,fro^tsmrmmius^
and encouraging growth and change. tafre
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 5
Most of all, my good leaders are marked by a
fitting realism about the limits imposed by the
human condition, perhaps the most important
lesson of the liberal arts: they know we humans
are awfully funny. A highly developed funny
bone, especially one sensitive to their own fool-
ishness, marks my favorite leaders.
They know we humans are not perfect, but
capable of great things when we reach high
enough and work hard enough. Like Sophocles,
they know both the wonder and the limits of
human nature: "many the wonders but nothing
walks stranger than humankind," Sophocles ex-
claimed. He went on.
This thing crosses the sea in the winter's
storm, making his path through the roaring
waves. And she, the greatest of gods,the
earth — ageless she is, and unwearied — he
wears her away as the ploughs go up and
down from year to year and his mules turn
up the soil.
Gay nations of birds he snares and leads,
wild beast tribes and the salty brood of the
sea, with the twisted mesh of his nets, this
clever man. He controls with craft the
beasts of the open air, walkers on hills. The
horse with his shaggy mane he holds and
harnesses, yoked about the neck, and the
strong bull of the mountain.
Language, and thought like the wind,
and the feelings that make the town, he has
taught himself, and shelter against the
cold, refuge from rain. He can always help
Sharing credit for achievetnent:
Cynthia H. Tyson
himself. He faces no future helpless.
There's only death that he cannot find an
Like Sophocles, my good leaders know we are
not infinite, but transient. Like Hamlet, they can
say of death, "if it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be
not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it
will come; the readiness is all. Since no man has
aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave be-
times? Let be."
But they accept the limits of the human condi-
tion without offering them as excuse for failure to
act when they have, like Hamlet, "cause, and
will, and strength, and means to do't."
''. . . they trust others^r
they allow them to do
their jobs with minimal
interference and get on
with their own, ''
Every one of my effective leaders has wonder
ful "people skills." Sometimes I think that wha:
we now call "skill in interpersonal relationships'
and "good group process" is what we used tc
call in the dark ages of my youth "being civil
ized" and "having good manners," but it doesn'
matter what you call it. You know the kind o
person I mean: the one who values others foi
their unique qualities; who seeks others' views
values them, and informs her opinions and be
havior by due consideration of them; who en
courages others' ownership of the task b)
seeking advice and sharing fully both responsi
bility and credit. The one who is scrupulousl}]
considerate, respectful of the persons, personali;
ties, ideas, values, time, and property of others
Who is able to compromise, even to accept les!
than she wanted, and continue to work cheer
fully for full measure. Who keeps confidence;
without fail. Who listens as much as she talks
and knows when it is wise to keep her mouth
shut. Who writes "thank you" notes and spread;
credit as thickly as Cynthia Tyson, who regularlj
shares credit for her achievements here at Man
Baldwin with the persons of all degrees whom
she calls "my colleagues."
They are trusting. And because they trust
others, they allow them to do their jobs with
minimal interference and get on with their own.
They waste little energy and time in doubt and
fear, trusting that the universe will persist, and
likely even function more or less well, with mini-
mal interference from them.
They are eager and effective communicators,
willing to share their thoughts, ideas, experi-
ence, and values, able to do so with clarity,
precision, appropriateness, and grace, willing to
spend the time needed to do so. Their language
is not peppered with "yuh know," because they
accept responsibility for their communications,
rather than placing the responsibility on others.
Mostly, they are brainy. Certainly as my wise
friend Marjorie Chambers noted when I con-
sulted her about leadership, as I have consulted
her many times when in need of advice, "brains
are not a handicap." In areas where they lack
ibrilliance — and nobody I know is brilliant about
everything — they substitute good information,
careful research, and expert advice.
They are joyful. Full of joy in the work, in
sharing the work, in others, in recreation from
work, in the orderly functioning of the universe,
in the hilarious chaos of human life. They relish.
Their joy and commitment are enticing, and so
others seek to share them. As Cynthia Tyson
says, "We all know, here at Mary Baldwin Col-
lege, why we get up in the morning and come
They are good actors, good stage managers,
and good directors. As good actors, they are able
to behave courteously, even when furious; to be
cheerful, even when discouraged; to consult
others even when they are dead certain they
know the nature of the problem, the only worth-
while solution, and the most expeditious process
toward it. As good stage managers, they are
anticipators, accurately assessing possible con-
sequences and outcomes, visualizing the process
and anticipating snags, gathering and deploying
resources for step forty-eight while working on
steps one through forty-seven. As good direc-
tors, they are aware that their primary task is to
coordinate the work of others toward a common
goal, to integrate, to juggle all the pieces into
order without dropping any of them, and with-
out trying to do all the work themselves.
For all these reasons, my leaders are effective.
But what about good? What does "good" mean,
in the context of leadership, other than effective?
To me it means good in a moral or ethical sense,
virtuous, committed to that which is good,
of sound character, fair, honorable, honest,
All of my good leaders possess strong moral or
ethical values. Most of them are committed
Christians; others adopt values remarkably
similar to the Judeo-Christian ethic: either they
love the Lord their God, or they avoid placing
themselves at the center of the universe. They
love their neighbors as themselves. They do unto
others as they would have others do unto them.
Mutual respect and helpfulness, it seems to me,
have characterized the faculty and staff over my
many years at Mary Baldwin College — now
nearly thirty years, in which I have never asked
for help I didn't receive, quickly, willingly.
All of them have strong senses of personal
honor. They respect themselves as they love
their neighbors, and because they respect them-
selves they commit themselves to worthy goals
and employ fair and honest practices to reach
them. Their fundamental values are unwaver-
ing, applied even-handedly to themselves as to
others, regardless of degree or gender, in situa-
tions personal and professional, in settings
where they are known and where they are
anonymous, in tough times as in easy ones,
whether or not anyone will ever know.
You know many of them, my good leaders,
those who are both effective and good. Very
many of them were or are here at Mary Baldwin
College, those I've mentioned and lots more,
who taught us all how to be good human beings
and then how to be good leaders. We salute all of
' Sophocles, Antigone, trn. Elizabeth Wyckofff, in Sopho-
cles I, ed. David Grene and Richmond Lattimore (Chicago: U.
of Chicago Press, 1954), 170-71;
Dr. Francisco, who joined the faculty in 1970, is
professor of theatre at Mary Baldwin. Her remarks on
leadership were presented in the spring of 1989 at the
ODK tapping ceremony.
The Maty Baldwin Magazine
by Karin Baig '91
PHOTO BY JONNI JOANNOU
■K arin Baig '91, first recipient of the
^k^v Barbara Shuler Mayo Scholarship,
spent a month last summer in Kenya. A
biology major who plans a career in wildlife
conservation, Karin intended to spend the
summer participating in a study of the
thermoregulatory behavior of African ele-
phants. Instead, when all research permits
were revoked by the Kenyan government,
Karin joined a survey team commissioned
by Indian Ocean Tours to locate camping
areas for tourists. Interestingly enough, as
she explains in the journal she kept this
summer, the tourist industry is directly
linked to wildlife conservation: increasing
the numbers of tourists who visit Kenya will
provide desperately needed funds to sup-
port efforts to halt poaching and other de-
structive practices that threaten Kenya's
Karin, who lived in Kenya with her family
from 1982-1986, found that this summer's
work, while not exactly what she had
planned, added a new dimension to her
preparation for a career in wildlife conserva-
tion. Her knowledge of wildlife and the Ken-
yan countryside were supplemented with
some more mundane, but nonetheless
essential tools for survival in the African
wilderness. "I know that I need to learn
Swahili, and I need to take a course in auto
mechanics," she said. "I learned what it is
like to work in Kenya and what I have to
expect in the future. Because Kenya is so full
of bureaucratic red tape and corruption any
operation, if it's to run smoothly, will have
to be carefully planned and organized. And I
also know that one must have all the pa-
tience in the world . . . . "
Following are excerpts of Karin' s journal,
offering readers of The Mary Baldwin Maga-
zine a reahstic, if sometimes unglamourous,
image of travel in Africa and an insider's
view of Kenya's troubled national parks.
I feel like I never left Nairobi! The sights, the
smells, the dry heat and the people are still the
same. The children in colorful school \iniforms
waJlmig to school in groups and even the traffic
jam.s have not changed. The people are still smiling
BJid appear to be as "laid back" as ever.
The roads have gone downhill. There are pot-
holes everywhere and the shoulders have receded;
therefore, everybody drives down the center of
already narrow roads. Also, Kenya seems to be
becoming more like a police-run country. My
friends and I were stopped twice at night, and all
the police were trying to do was frighten us. We
bribed them to not take us in.
Kenya is an unst '■ble country. I'm. friends with a
white Kenyan who works for his father's safari
tour and a professional hunter in Tanzania; both
said that most blacks are fed up with the whites
and want them out of Kenya. In fact, a lot of white
Kenyans, the colonial people, have left because of
governmental problems. How sver, there are som.e
[black] Kenyans that would prefer white rule
again, because they are tired of a corrui>t govern-
ment. They are dissatisfied with President Moi's
policies. There have been three failed coup at-
tempts in the past three years.
Vaughan [leader of Karin's crew] had said we
would be leaving today, so I went to his hotel, The
Boulevard, at 9 a.m. to meet him. My first impres-
sion of Vaughan was that he looked like the typical
field researcher. He wore khaki shorts, a neutral
color shirt and sandals. We went for coffee and
talked for ages before he told m.e that we would not
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be leaving today. Richard Hartley, the guy we were
to do the "survey" work for, was having trouble
hiriag a lorry (big truck) to take our supplies
Today we did get to meet our African crew: Ldun-
lang (Dulong), James, David, Konoso and Samy, all
of whom are Samiburus except for David, who came
from the Coast. Diilong and Samy are the guards
(they are morans-warriors). James and Konoso
will accom.pany us on hikes. David is the mechanic.
Shadrack, the cook who used to work at the Ger-
man embassy, wasn't with them today.
We opened up the shed where all the tents,
kitchen gear, lamps, mats and camping gear are
stored and checked and cleaned everything. It was
a dirty job, but fun because we all got to know each
other. Rob is a jiuiior at Columbia University and is
interested in medicine. Daphne is a junior at Har-
vard and is majoring in archeology. David and
Casey both attend Louisiana State University,
where Vaughan teaches, and they are majoring in
business and history, respectively. John is a senior
in high school. We are quite a diverse group, but I
have a feeling that we are going to get along great.
I got back to the Westley's house, where I am
staying, at about 8 tonight. I'm so psyched for this
trip to begin, that I can't sit stUl. We are supposed to
Vaughan called, and — guess what — there has
been a change of plans, again. Richard is stUl
having difficiilty arranging for a lorry to transport
our stuff, so he has offered us his house in Nai-
vasha. We are going there and travel around some
of the game parks in the area, like Hells Gate and
Nakuru National Park ....
The house is striking, for it sits on tranquil Lake
Naivasha. It's very peaceful here, especially after
hectic Nairobi. However, the mosquitos are really,
Casey woke up feeling really ill today, so
Vaughan went into town to get some paraquin and
fansadar, just in case it is malaria, and we went
along too. We are the only 'whites' there. We walked
up and down the main street with Samy as an
escort. Dulong stayed with the combi, while
Vaughan tried to explain to the local doctor that we
needed the medicine now . . . .
The Samburus have a reputation of being fierce
warriors. Even though Dulong and Samy had their
okra hair covered and were not in their traditional
clothes, everyone who sawus was in awe, and, thus,
we were not harassed. We also went meat and
vegetable shopping, which is quite different from
going to grocery stores in the States. Here, there
are separate shops for produce, meats and groce-
ries. In the meat store, carcasses hang from the
ceiling, and you choose which cut you want. We
wanted some goat for dinner tonight, so Samy, who
is an expert on choice goat meat, made our selec-
tion. The Samburus will only eat goat and beef; not
chicken or fish.
There are also open air markets, where one can
buy mirrors, sandals, live chickens, fruit, vegeta-
bles, and mirah. Mirah. is a leafy plant that is
chewed. Its effects are similar to caffeine, but
stronger. Dulong and Samy chew it when it is their
time to guard.
Last night we could hear hippos grazing by the
house. Maybe tonight we will be able to see some.
Casey is feeling a little better, so it was probably
just food poisoning.
Casey is weU, so we all went to Hells Gate Park, a
national park in Naivasha. It is famous for its hot
W May 1390
springs and geysers. The scenery is magnificent —
really lush. We saw giraffes and gazelles, but only
with binoculars. I was surprised that we did not see
more game ....
After backtracking a little bit, we drove up an
overgrown road. To our surprise, a paved road
materialized out of nowhere. Our curiosity was
aroused, so we followed the road and came upon
something that looked like it came out of Star
Wars — a geothermal plant right in the middle of a
wildlife habitat. Absolutely amazing!
Our trip today made me realize that the condition
of the game parks is rapidly going downliill, and it
seems that no one cares. The authority is slack, the
roads are rutted and ungraded. Individuals ignore
the rules which are m.ade to protect them and the
wildlife. It's so infariating. The money that organi-
zations contribute to the "supposed" upkeep of the
Park doesn't seem to be getting there.
Half of the trucks/Rovers of a particular park
rarely operate. Therefore, no one patrols the parks.
Also, a majority of the game wardens do not like
animals and know little or nothing about them.
Some of the wardens have their jobs because they
have relatives or friends in high positions in the
government. There is a gam.e warden at Samburu
National Park who has been in jail five times for
Today we went into Nakuru, a town about two
hours from Naivasha, and passed President Moi's
house, which is heavily guarded. We went to ITak-
uru Market, where I bought some of the famous tire
sandals. They will be great for walking around in
camp — if we ever get there.
After the market, we went to Uakuru Park, which
is known for its flamingo popiHation. While we
were observing the flamingos, a combi van drove
up, and a group of Italian tourists got out. About ten
minutes later, we heard this commotion, and saw
the com.bi chasing a water buck around — ^for the
tourists' amusement. We couldn't believe it.
As we drove through the Park, we came upon an
Euforb tree forest. This is the only place where one
can find these cactus-like trees. Later, we drove
straight through a herd of Cape buffalo, splitting
them into two groups. We sat there for about a half
ho\ir to see if the smaller group would venture near
us to rejoin the larger one. Finally, they edged their
way slowly back toward the larger group, while all
thebiills of the larger group faced us. The dominant
bull, which was the largest in bulk and in horn size,
was in the center of the line-up.
We heard lions communicating In the distance,
and Samy said that they were on the hunt. The
buffalos must have thought we were the lions,
because the females, their babies and the juveniles
bunched together and the males semi-surrounded
them.. They were all facing us, while their real
enemies — the lions — ^were off to their left. (Eventu-
ally both groups got back together.)
Nakuru Park contains two different habitats.
One is the lake habitat, which is long grass, where
water buck and gazelles can be found; the second is
short grass, where zebra and buffalo can be found.
On the way out, we passed a stream which was
polluted with white foam. It was almost as if some-
one had poured a box of detergent into it. There was
some trash that littered the banks, and it stunk-
Phew. We noticed a lot of cigarette butts, too. Some
people have no appreciation for the wildlife and the
environment that surrounds them.
Samy and Dulong sang to us on the way home; it
was eerie, but comforting in a strange sort of way.
They sang about theu? homie, the past, the people
they love and Jesus. Their voices were am.azing —
sometimes deep and low and other times high and
shrill. They would also incorporate bizarre soimds,
like pops and clucks, into their songs.
Richard has a lorry for us — yeah! — so we are
leaving for Nairobi tomorrow.
We left Naivasha early in the morning and
reached Nairobi about noon. The lorry was not
there. Vaughan called Richard who said it woiHd be
there at two. However, it didn't roll in mitil eight, so
we loaded the camp by lantern light and flash-
lights. The driver Richard had contracted was do-
ing this as a free-lance job for extra money, and he
wanted to leave that night, so his boss would not
find out. The number of deaths on the Mombasa
Road is a scary statistic (only a fool drives it at
night), so Vaughan had to pay the driver to stay. We
will leave tomorrow morning at six.
We aU went for dinner at The Continental. This
restaurant serves goat, which is what the "boys"
had a craving for. When Samburus eat goat, they
gorge themselves and drink pombe, a home-brewed
beer that smells like sour cheese and urine.
We camped for the night and even though we
were aU exhausted, we could not sleep, because our
"tour" was going to start tomorrow.
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Our official job is to survey 50,000 acres of con-
servation buffer zone, next to Tsavo West Park, for
Indian Ocean Tours. This company is thinking
about placing a tented camp in that region as part
of a packaged tour deal, so we are to see if that
would be a good investment.
By 7: 15 a.m. — all of us crammed in the combi and
the Rover — ^we're on our way. At last we are "going
We ended up spending a good part of the day at a
Galtex station waiting for the combi to catch up
with us. We thought it was just delayed in the rush
hour traffic, but it had broken down, right outside
Nairobi with engine problems. The driver had to
walk back into town to get another fan belt.
While we were waiting. Bill Woodley, a game
warden for Tsavo, came into the station. He said
they had begun to chase poachers out. He aJso
explained that there is a law in Kenya that lorries
have to be off the roads from siuiset to sunrise. So,
at 7:45 p.m., when we went out looking for a place
to have dinner, there were masses of parked lorries
on both sides of the road.
The lorry rolled in about 8:00, so all of us except
for Shadrack and Saany, who were going to guard
the vehicles, trekked off to a bar we had found that
seived fresh meat. This out-of-the-way bar made
quite an impression on us, as did o\ir group of eight
whites and six Samburus on the regular custom-
ers. It was a real experience! Rick Astley blasted
from wall speakers while a chubby lady tried to
serve loud and obnoxious customers through a
The manager kicked out several customers so we
could all sit at one table. With our hands, we ate
grilled beef and boiled "french fries" served on what
looked like used trash can lids. After a few bites, our
stomachs just coiildn't handle any more grease, so
everything that was left ended up with "the boys,"
who enjoyed themselves immensely.
On the way back to camp for the night, we passed
a mosque and went inside. It was so peaceful and
clean — quite a contrast from the bar.
I woke up with a kitten curled in my lap as the
morning caU to prayer echoed through the air. It
was 5 a.m.
The route we were to follow, supposedly a regu-
larly used dirt road, was marked on an eight-year-
old map of Kenya. The government is the only
source for maps, and this was the only one they
would give us.
Of course, we had problems. The road was noth-
ing more than tire tracks through overgrown
bush, and when we crossed a dried-up river bed, the
lorry got stuck in soft sand. Vaughan had to drive
into the closest town that would have a tow truck,
and that was an hour away. While he was doiag
this, the rest of us explored and slept. Finally, the
lorry was towed out, and we back tracked and tried
We reached our destination — Mactau Park — a
little before 6 p.m., hoping that the guards at the
gate would let us in without much of a hassle, for
the gates close at 6 and don't reopen until 9 a.m. We
had letters which authorized our "consulting" job
for Indian Ocean Tours, yet the guards were con-
cerned about allowing the lorry in the park. That
was fine — ^for all they knew, we could have been
poachers. After a lot of talking (we offered them
jobs with the future tented camp), they finally let
us drive in — without even checking the contents of
After a couple of miles, we left the main road to
find our camp site, looking for shade trees and
fairly flat open ground, so we wouldn't be disturb-
ing an animal's home. We marked the trail with
toilet paper so the lorry could foUow us and finally
foimd a camp site that suited our needs.
We unloaded as quickly as possible because it was
going to be dark soon (In equatorial areas, dawn
and dusk do not exist). Then we set up sleeping
tents ajid collected wood, maJsing sure there were
no scorpions in it. We also set up "the riag of fire":
lanterns around the perimeter of cam.p. We were
not to cross this boundary urdess escorted by Du-
long or Samy. A fire was placed in the center of
camp, and it would burn until we left.
It is so beautiful here. I can't believe we finally
made it. The breeze, the stars, and night sounds, the
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Dush and the freedom I sense are intoxicating, and
[ know that I'm back where I belong. This is where
[ want to work and hve.
Richard left for Nairobi, taking the combi back
because the rent rate was outrageous and because
It was not suitable for traveling on these roads. We
tiad already had two flat tires with the combl. We
spent the day in camp because David was working
Dn the Rover's engine. We did take two short walks
with Dulong and Konoso, but nothing exciting hap-
pened, though we did buy a goat from, a herdsman
we had met a couple of days ago. It is to be our
Dulong suffocated the goat, and we all tasted the
Dlood, which the Samburus drink like we drink
milk. They think the blood gives them virility and
life. Because Samy always has red eyes, we tease
tiim that it is because he drinks so much blood that
It has nowhere to go except his eyes.
After Samy had skinned the goat, Dulong made us
goat bracelets. These mean that their homes will
always be open to us, and, if we ever need their help,
an we have to do is ask.
John, David, Dulong and I went on a walk. We
iidn't see any game, but we saw some spoor, so at
least we know that there is game in the area. Even
though I am not doing what I planned, I am learn-
ing how it is to work in a third world country, and
that is something you can't learn from textbooks. I
am experiencing it first-hand.
Even though we have had problems, I know I
want to work in Kenya, and I hope I can find
'natives" like Dulong and Samy to be on my work
team. They are just too precious for words.
Tonight there was a full moon, and it was just
Dverwhelming. About midnight we walked outside
jtiie ring of fire to see if we could hear any activity.
We heard gazelles, and it was weird, for they
stopped and knew that we were nearby, yet they
ajid we enjoyed the night in perfect harmiony.
Last night we heard a lion roaring. Though it was
Dff in the distance, it seemed to be right outside our
:«nt. It was a chUling, yet exhilarating sound ....
Today John, David, Vaughan and I found the
perfect camp site for Indian Ocean Tour's tented
camp. On a clear day, the tom-ists will be able to see
Mt. Kilimanjaro, along with the Serengeti Plains
and Tsavo West. There also seems to be plenty of
game, and if a water hole and salt lick are strategi-
cally placed, then more game will come. If this
tented caxap becomes known for its gajne concen-
trations, then maybe tourism would increase. If
tourism increased, then there would be more in-
coming capital, and this coiild lead to more main-
tenance work in the parks, more funding for
conservation efforts, game patrol groups and
maybe there would be a little extra money for con-
servation educational programs. These educa-
tional programs coiild bring native school children
into the parks, so they could see their wildlife, their
heritage and iaheritance. Maybe then they would
appreciate what they have and want to conserve it.
The Rover broke down today, too — something
about the battery being loose. After we got the
Rover fixed, we went to Mzima Springs, which is
fam.ous for its hippos, crocodiles and vervet mon-
keys. We coiild only hear the hippos because they
were "hiding" in the reeds. Vaughan managed a
"conversation" of grunts with one. Vaughan knew
some of the guards at Mzima Springs and discussed
poachers with them. Vaughan seems to know
everyone. They respect him., and it is rare for a
black m.an to respect and like a white man in a
black man's country.
We went back to cam.p via the pipeline road,
which is forbidden to everyone. Our last two shock
absorbers and the brakes gave way a couple miles
from home. If I'm going to work here and be re-
spected, I am going to have to take courses in
Swahili and mechanics.
Vaughan, John, Casey, Bob and David, the me-
chanic, went into Voi to pick up shock absorbers.
David, Daphne, Richard, Dulong and I went for a
hike in a direction we had not explored. We saw a
dik-dik, hares, an eland, lesser kudu, an elephant
skeleton propped up against a tree trunk, and a
pair of torn, old pants in a thorn tree, left, perhaps,
by someone who had escaped from a charging
The group that went into Voi have not come back
yet and it is 11:30 p.m. We are worried, but we
figure that it is probably car trouble, and they
probably stayed at Caltex so it could be fixed the
next day. If a person is late, or never shows up in
Kenya, the car is usually to blame. It's strange
being out in the bush. We are cut off from the
outside, because two-way radios are illegal; our
only source of news is from the short wave radio
(BBC). Richard was teUing us that once Vaughan
and a group were translocating a rhino from the
bush to the Nairobi National Park. When they came
into town, a coup was happening. They had no idea
what was going on.
The next morning, Shadrack told us that he had
heard a pride of lions last night toward the road, so
we went walking to see if we could find them. We got
to the road and saw five sets of prints, side by side,
down the center of the road. Diilong and Konoso
deduced from the prints that the lions walked in
this order: juvenile, female, male, female, and juve-
nile. Judging from their paw size and the indenta-
tions, they were bigger and heavier than normal
(so Richard says), especially the male.
The group that had gone into Voi finally roUed in
at S p.m. Right outside of Voi, the Rover's left spoke
had broken, and the Rover had fallen onto its side.
They managed to get it to Caltex and spent the
night there so it could be fixed first thing in the
morning. We just seem to love these Caltex sta-
tions — don't we? And we also have four new shock
absorbers. Maybe now our teeth won't chatter
when we are driving along.
We had a quiet night and just sat around the
campfire and looked at the stars and listened to the
night sounds. When I leave, I'm going to miss "the
boys", especially Dulong, Samy and Konoso. It is
not only the land and the animals that make me
love Kenya, but the people, too.
We showed Richard where we thought the camp
site should be located. Then Vaughan, Daphne,
David and I went on a game drive. We didn't see
much— just rumps of zebra. Grant gazelles and
gernok (small scale giraffe) that fled from our
We also ran into an API! [Anti-Poaching Unit],
and they told us that they had run off the last band
of poachers, so, for now, Tsavo West is poacher-free.
The majority of the poachers come from across the
Tanzania borders, and, once they cross back over,
the Kenyan APU can't touch them. If the borders
were opened up, the APU could hunt them down,
and then maybe poaching would not seem to be so
rewarding. Also, if the USA flexed her muscles and
placed sanctions on Yemen and Japan for their
participation in importing rhino horn and ivory,
respectively, then maybe that trade would be
At Lake Jipe we took another game drive and
were knee-deep in elephant spoor, though we didn't
see any elephants— maybe they are hiding from us.
It seems that the lesser trophy animals, like the
gazelles, zebras and giraffes are making a come-
back, for we are seeing babies and juveniles, but the
larger trophies, like the elephant and rhino, are in
On the way back to camp, we drove back through
the park with a ranger. We saw eight juvenile male
giraffe in a group. Vaughan said that meant th^
population in this area was up to a hundred. Alsc
we saw three lionesses off to the right of the road
axLd the ranger said that we could go off the track
and see them up close. They were not happy with
us, for as we drew closer, the lionesses tried to
camouflage themselves in the grass, and their tails
were twitching. They were big females, and had
extremely healthy bodies, were unscarred and
looked ferocious. Later, toward camp, we saw three
small herds of elephants. One had a baby, and the
good thing is that they always walked away from
our cars, and they were never near the roads.
I just had a really sad thought: This is my last
night in cam.p. I am really going to miss this place.
Granted we had a lot of "no-go" days, but I still
learned a lot. I am 110 percent confident that I
want to work in the preservation of Kenya's
We are leaving for the coast and Mombasa, be-
cause we have done all the surveying we could do,
and the group is getting restless with bush life. I
hated saying good-bye to "the boys," but we will
keep in touch.
The roads aren't any worse in Mombasa than
they were when I was here before. It does seem,
though, that Mombasa is cleaner than it used to be,
but then m.aybe that is because this is the off
season. The water is as clear as ever, though the sea
urchin population seemed low. The sand is crystal
white and cleaner than usual, too. Maybe the Ken-
yans are taking pride in their coast, for it is a huge
tourist draw, especially for the Germans. Maybe
they are trying to "conserve" it!
This is my last day with the group. I'm taking a
train back to Nairobi because I have to catch a
plane before our group breaks camp. My train
leaves at 6 p.m., and I will arrive in Nairobi at 8 a.m.
We walked up and down the beach and sun-
bathed, -until they took me to the station. We said
good-bye and promised to keep in touch. I am going
to miss them all.
On a train, I sat with a Kenyan lady named
Sophie, who is going to Nairobi to find a job. She
was sad because she was leaving her husband and
son for the first time. We talked about everything,
and when we got around to God, I stuck my foot In
my mouth, because we didn't share the sam.e belief.
It was educational, though.
I am leaving Kenya — what sadness — ^but I'm
coming back. I learned what it is like to work in
Kenya and what I have to expect in the future. I
believe that education is the answer (besides
money) to the problem of conserving Kenya's wild-
life. The children of Kenya must know about con-
servation and wildlife. Otherwise, the work of
conservationists will be virtually useless, for the
children will imdo it in the future.
Karen Baigis the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mirza
T. Baig of Potomac, Maryland. She is majoring in
biology and hopes to work this sumjner with Dr.
Vaughan Langman on the elephant thermoregu-
latory behavior project — this time at the zoo in
Dr. Langman is professor of biological sciences
at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 15
Principles of Good Practice:
Developing Guidelines for Non-Traditional Degree Programs
The Adult Degree Program
at Mary Baldwin College is a
ized degree program for ma-
ture adult students. While
ADP students tailor their de-
gree work in such a way that
their own educational and ca-
reer goals are met, they also
meet all the College's require-
ments for the Bachelor of Arts
Students work at their own
pace with the option of main-
taining full- or part-time aca-
demic loads. While many
students enroll in daytime
classes on campus, much of
their instruction occurs
through learning contracts.
These contracts state the pur-
poses and topics of study to be
undertaken, as well as the
method of study and criteria
for evaluation. Contract ac-
tivities may include course
work at other accredited col-
leges and universities, special
projects, independent study
with Mary Baldwin faculty or
approved off-campus tutors.
Ma7iy students are also able
to receive advanced standing
credit (up to 99 hours) toivard
fulfillment of degree require-
ments. Credit may be trans-
ferred from other accredited,
may be earned through accept-
able scores on CLEP (College
Level Equivalency Program);
or through prior-learning
credit portfolio presentation
and evaluation. Credit is also
awarded on an individual
basis to students registered,
licensed, or certified in vari-
ous medical or professional
This year, just over 500
students, both men and
women, are enrolled in ADP;
approximately 110 of them
will receive degrees at Com-
by James J. Harrington
Since its establishment in 1977, the Mary
Baldwin College Adult Degree Program
has enjoyed exceptionally high regard
from adult higher education profes-
sionals throughout the country. Several nation-
ally published guides to non-traditional degree
programs for adults cite our program as being a
leader in the genre and as reflecting exemplary
program design. Members of the ADP faculty
and administration are called upon regularly to
serve in leadership positions in state and
national associations related to adult higher edu-
cation. ADP has served as a model for over a
dozen other institutions around the nation
which were considering the establishment of
It was for these reasons, among others, that I
was asked to participate in a national task force
devoted to the development of guidelines to be
called Principles of Good Practice for Alternative and
External Degree Programs for Adults. The task force
effort, initiated in 1986, was jointly sponsored by
the Alliance (A National Association for Alterna-
tive Degree Programs for Adults) and the Ameri-
can Council on Education. The impetus for
initiating this effort came from a growing sense
within the adult higher education profession
that our field, relatively new within the academic
world, had reached a level of maturity and secu-
rity which brought with it an obligation to define
our mission and to establish and enrich the dia-
logue on how to strengthen and improve the
quality of our service.
16 May 1990
The profession of adult higher education has
natured dramatically over the past two decades,
t has reached out to populations which had
)reviously been all but excluded from higher
jducation and, in doing so, the profession has
leveloped an impressive repertoire of responses
adults' learning needs: flexible scheduling,
itudent-designed majors, prior learning evalu-
ition, on-site instruction, technology-aided in-
;truction, independent study, etc. Manifest in
hese responses, and in the energy which in-
orms such innovations, is the profession's com-
nitment to serving the learning needs of its
:onstituency, which today comprises 40 percent
)f this country's college students.
Higher education professionals who work in
idult and external degree programs are increas-
ngly aware of the need to consolidate the gains
he profession has enjoyed and to establish those
standards and principles by which evolving
practice may be evaluated and improved. We
■ealize that our failure to accept this challenge
ml\ mean that our work will be judged according
:o how closely it resembles that of other, more
:raditional educational approaches, designed
n other times for other purposes, and other
In approaching its assignment, the task force
consisting of representatives from the Universi-
ies of South Alabama, Oklahoma, South Flor-
da, DePaul, Minnesota, and Buena Vista
College, Whatcom Community College, Mary
Baldwin College, and the American Council on
Education) met several times over the past three
years. Our meetings took place at several
national conferences and in a few separate ses-
sions in such locations as Memphis, Washing-
ton, D.C., Minneapolis, Seattle and Tampa.
After developing our draft document, we "field-
tested" it with members of ACE, AUiance,
National University Continuing Education Asso-
ciation, with leaders and practitioners in the
profession, and with a sampling of adult stu-
dents throughout the country. These exchanges
were helpful to us in refining our effort and
making Principles a more focused and useful
The principles which evolved from this pro-
:ess attempt to cover the broad range of issues
faced by the profession, and they concern them-
I. Clarity of program mission and its consis-
tency with institutional mission
2. Qualifications of faculty, administrators and
other academic professionals
3. Measurement of learning outcomes
4. Enhancement of student autonomy and re-
5. Recognition of the student's prior and current
6. Concrete procedures for measuring learning
7. Provision of sufficient resources for accom-
plishing program mission
8. Implementation of on-going and systematic
9. Recognition, in student service policies, of the
life circumstances of adult learners
These principles, along with the specific
criteria and discussions which elucidate them,
have been endorsed by the Alliance and by the
American Council on Education. The document
is being published in hardback form by McMillan
Press and will be ready for release this spring. All
of us who have worked on this task share a
certain sense of having benefited greatly from
the exercise, from each other's insights, and
from the opportunity to reflect critically on our
profession and its practices. Our intention is that
Principles will be useful in advancing and refining
our profession and will also be useful to college
and university officials who are contemplating
the establishment of non-traditional programs.
Principles should also be useful to institutions
wishing to refine established programs, to stu-
dents and prospective students who wish to
make informed decisions about their educational
choices, and to accrediting bodies throughout
the country which seek a more informed
framework within which to evaluate non-tradi-
Jim Harrington is director of Mary Baldwin's Adult
Degree Program. Dr. Harrington, who earned his
doctorate at the University of Alabama, came to the
College in 1983. In 1988-1989, he sensed as president
of the Alliance: A National Association for Alternative
Degree Programs for Adults.
Adult Degree Program faculty:
(back row, L to R) Roderick
Owen, Robert Lafleur, Pam
Richardson, ]im Harrington,
(front row, L to R) Diane
Ganiere, Lynne Lonnquist, Ann
Alexander, Dudley Luck and
Judy Godwin. Not pictured;
Stevens Garlick, Elizabeth
Davis, Susan Green, and
The Mary Baldwin Magazii
Alumnae Association President
ANITA THEE GRAHAM '50
Just Keeping In Touch
Dear Fellow Alumnae,
My two-year term as your President is almost
over. The time has passed so quickly, I believe, be-
cause this "job" has been such a pleasure. I have had
a good time which has been enriched by meeting and
knowing many alumnae and friends of the College.
There are many I would like to thank: first, all of you
throughout the country and the world who are com-
mitted to Mary Baldwin and have contributed so much
in so many ways toward the well-being of the Col-
lege; also, those in Mary Baldwin's Office of Alum-
nae Activities — Crista Cabe, Katherine Lichtenberg,
and LaRaine Raymond; and finally, the Alumnae
Association's Board of Directors — the most dedi-
cated, faithful and energetic group any of us could
Last fall, during Mary Baldwin's annual leader-
ship conference weekend, our Board — 35 women
from across the country — had 1 00% attendance. I am
grateful to each one. All of us lead busy lives and
choose to put those other obligations aside to carry
out the work of the Alumnae Association. This says
much about the importance of the volunteer work they
do. In the words of our Association's Constitution, our
purpose is "to further the interests of Mary Baldwin
College, to maintain and promote alumnae partici-
pation in the development of the College, to act as a
medium for securing and disseminating accurate in-
formation concerning the College and its alumnae,
and to keep the bond between Mary Baldwin and its
alumnae close and continuous."
We love hearing from the alumnae, and we can
better serve when we hear your ideas. There are
many ways for you, as an alumna, to be involved in
the College, and we encourage your active partici-
pation through attending alumnae chapter functions,
giving to the annual fund, returning to campus for
your class reunion, buying items from the Mary Bald-
win Sampler, nominating alumnae for awards or to
the Alumnae Board, staying in touch with other alum-
nae and encouraging them to become active with
the College, and more. Each alumna is important
and each one adds her own unique gifts to our
association. . .and each one is needed!
I thank all of you who have called or written to
me, and it is exciting to know so many of you. Mary
Baldwin is worth your time and energy. MBC is a fine
blend of creativity and technology, with the emphasis
on the personal.
None of us is an alumna by accident. We chose
Mary Baldwin for many reasons, but I believe under-
lying all of them was a certain chemistry. Mary Bald-
win just felt right for us; we felt it was where we must
go to College.
Through all the changes — on campus, in the cur-
riculum, and in student life — the emphasis on the
personal remains the same. It is this dedication to
making sure that the individual student meets her
potential, I believe, that sets Mary Baldwin apart from
In closing, I urge you to keep in touch with Mary
Baldwin. You'll find it very satisfying. Please get in-
volved: you are special and we need you.
QjVi i To, / • CruLSkou-co
18 May 1990
The ground-breaking ceremony in the wooded lot
off of Massachusetts Avenue this month [October
1 989] marked both a beginning and an end for Sheryl
Dekour Ameen. It represented the start of a one-year,
$600,000 construction project for the National Kahlil
Gibran Memorial Garden. But it also signaled the
end of Ameen's six-year fund-raising effort to estab-
lish the memorial after forming the Kahlil Gibran
Centennial Foundation in early 1983.
"I always knew that it would be successful, because
it was the right thing to do," said Ameen, who con-
ceived the idea of a peace memorial named for
Lebanese artist and author Gibran after being
"appalled by the destruction and bloodshed and the
lack of humanity in Beirut on all sides."
The ceremony, attended by Secretary of Interior
Manuel Lujon, Jr., and entertainer Flip Wilson among
others, symbolically acknowledged the foundation's
success in raising most of the $1 million needed to
meet the October 19 deadline set by the Notional
Five years ago. Congress authorized the memorial.
The government donated land across from the vice
president's mansion and the British Embassy, but as
stipulated by law, the foundation was required to
raise funds from private contributions.
"We had to have enough money in the bank before
we broke ground. The reason [the Park Service re-
quires proof of funds] is that they don't want half-
erected memorials. We have proven we have
[enough money]," said, Suzanne Majors Davis,
director of communications of the foundation.
Ironically, Ameen says that she was not a big fan of
Gibran (though she admits that she has since become
one) when she conceived the idea. "Kahlil Gibran
was never the focus of the whole project. . . There
will be a sculptural representation of Kahlil Gibran,
but that's not the focus. The focus is the design
which captures his messages. . .of peace and
Gibran left Lebanon for America in 1895 and is best
known for The Prophet which has sold more than 6
million copies since it was first printed in 1923. The
Prophet and Gibran's other English language books,
including Mirrors of the Soul — which Father La-
wrence Jenco said provided him with inspiration
while he was a captive in Lebanon — hove been trans-
lated into more than 50 languages.
Three Cedars of Lebanon hove been planted at the
location. When finished, the memorial will consist of a
fountain area paved with colored granite surrounded
by o garden and a circular walkway taking visitors to
the entrance. "I think
it's going to be an
of its sheer beauty,"
said Ameen. Ameen
admits there were
some rough times
along the way. But
after six years of
work, she thinks
out just fine.
"I think we do
have a design that
everyone is happy with and a location that everyone
is happy with. That's a wonderful feeling."
by Todd Allan Yasui
Reprinted with permission of The Washington Post
Sheryl Ameen '69 is continuing her work with the
Gibran Centennial Foundation. Currently, she is in-
volved with details of the construction of the memorial
and plans for the dedication, which is one year away.
As part of the dedication activities, Sheryl is organiz-
ing an exhibition of Gibran's art — primarily illustra-
tions for his books. Sheryl has become particularly
interested in Gibran's benefactress, Mary tiaskell, a
resident of Charleston, S.C., who started a school for
girls in Boston.
In addition to her responsibilities with the Founda-
tion, Sheryl works as an art consultant for ffolly Ross
Associates. She lives just outside Washington in
Cabin John, Maryland, with her husband, John
Fiegel, and their 16 month old son, Leiand.
Sheryl Ameen '69
The Mary Baldtvm Magazine 19
AL UMN AE PROFILE
other and Father decided to send
me to Mory Baldwin Seminary the
summer of 1916. I was 13 years
old. The train left Sobanaso, Cuba
about 1 1 :00 in the morning. I said
goodbye to my brothers and sis-
ters — Helen, Elsie, Jim and Daniel; thus began our
400 mile journey to Havana. Miss Hayden, our
governess, stayed with my brothers and sisters; my
father and mother were with me. Our train stopped in
Camaguay where we were met by Reverend Lancas-
ter of the LaGloria Methodist Church. He gave me a
Spanish New Testament.
Leaving father in Havana, where several friends
came to tell us goodbye, mother and I sailed on the P.
& O. Steamship to Key West, Florida. From there, we
took a train to Richmond, Virginia. In Richmond, we
stayed at the Jefferson Hotel and went shopping at
Miller & Rhodes and Thalhimer's for my school
clothes. I had to have two Peter Thompsons, a middy
My First Year At -
Mary Baldwin Seminary
by Francis Carleton Compton '23
Manorial and Hill Top, 19V
blouse and skirtfor everyday wear, and a white wool
for soirees. Mother also bought two beautiful dresses
for me; one a fine navy blue wool serge with bolero
and a wide, vivid green satin belt, and the other a soft,
grey and Alice-blue crepe de chine.
Mother and I then took the train from Richmond to
Staunton. Mr. William Wayt King, Mary Baldwin's
business manager, met us and took us to the "Kalo-
rama," a lovely old home for visitors. The dinner that
evening was liver, gravy and grits; really more of a
supper than a dinner. A gramophone was playing
"When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose."
Two firsts for me that day: grits and the popular song I
was to hear more than a few times that year.
The next morning we went to Mary Baldwin. There
seemed to be so many stairs! Everything was all so
freshly painted white and all the floors newly var-
nished. There was a scent of varnish on Main. I hod to
stay on Main in the room next to Miss Mariana Parra-
more Higgins, our principal, until school officially
opened on September 12, nearly a week later. Miss
Higgins was a beautiful, tall and stately lady. The
maids, Mollie and Mary Sue, were so good to me, it
was almost like being at home. My dresses had
dozens of buttons down the back, and one morning I
could not find Millie to button me so I went to Miss
Higgins' room and asked her for help. She had been
in my room to say good night and said, "Francis, do
come to me if you need anything." I had button shoes
too, but I had a button hook for them.
Finally, I was given a room in Hill Top when school
opened. It was on the first floor, second door on the
left, next to Miss Williamson (we called her Pris). She
took care of the mail, as well as many other duties,
and she was also our hall teacher. My room had an
unused fireplace in a corner. I hung my oil painting of
Monterey, California — ocean and pine trees — over
the mantle. I had monogrammed linen sheets and a
rose colored down puff. Masie Evans, a beautiful 1 6-
year-old girl from England, was my roommate.
My first class of the day was Latin with Miss
Sheldon. I loved it! Ann Archer Hogshead sat on one
side and Margaret Van Devanter on the other. Miss
Martha Riddle was my ancient history teacher. It was
with her that I discussed which subjects I should take.
There were bells for all of the classes. One day
when the bell rang, I sat down on the floor in the
Academic Building and would not move. "I don't hove
to obey a bell! I can remember where to go," I said. I
was taken to Miss Garrett in the Infirmary in Sky High
and was found to have a fever. "It was malaria," Dr.
Katherine and Louise Baker of Jacksonville were
across the hall from me in Hill Top. They came to my
room and said, "You are in Mr. King's red-head
club" — because of my red hair and freckles — and we
were to go on a picnic. I had heard of hay stacks, but
hod never been near one. Miss Mable G. Compton
^u May 1990
had red hair and
chaperoned us. Little
did I know then that
my husband would be
Welty Yoncy Comp-
ton, distant kin.
When we went for
May Day, Mary Baldn'in Seminary
afternoon walks, two-by-two, there would usually be
six of us. Sometimes we would stop in a little store on
North Augusta Street and buy candy — which we were
not supposed to do.
Once I was invited to a midnight feast. We went to
thetopfloorof the Academic Building on the practice
hall after midnight. The night watchman would get
marshmollow whip and crackers and other goodies
for us. The girls in McClung Hall would fasten sheets
or belts together and let down a basket with money in
itandthen pull upourfeast. Daviette Ficklin and Mary
Burnside took me up to my one and only midnight
Miss Shown, our matron, said, " Francis, we must go
shopping before Sunday." I had been measured at
Sachs for my black suit, but I had yet to buy my grey
hat. We had to wear our uniforms after the first of
November to church and downtown.
The girls from the school went to the First Presby-
terian Church across from the school. Dr. Fraser was
the minister and was also president of the Board of
Trustees. I wanted to go to Holy Trinity, where Rev-
erend Gravett was rector, since my grandmother,
Francis, was on Episcopalian. Also, on our sugar
plantation where most of the workers were Jamai-
cans and Church of England members, my father had
the Episcopal rector from LaGloria, Reverend
Snavely, come down once a month for services. So I
told Dr. Fraser, our chaplain, I wanted to go to Holy
Trinity, and I was allowed to go with that group.
Many years later. Dr. Fraser married my husband
and me in the music room of our home in Staunton, He
wrote me a letter, which I still have, saying he retired
the day after our wedding and ours was the last
marriage he performed.
Two exciting things happened to me during my first
fall at Mary Baldwin: First, on October 28, 1916, we
went to a movie, "The Birth of a Nation." On Novem-
ber 3, I went to my first football game — SMA vs.
University of Virginia freshmen.
One day Miss Williamson brought two lovely little
girls up to Hill Top. They made me homesick for my
two little sisters, Elsie and Helen. The little girls were
Cornelia and Mary Nelson Cornelia Queries. A few
days later their baby brother was born, Julian Minor
Queries, now an attorney in Miami. Their father was
Secretary of the Board of Directors of Mary Baldwin
One afternoon we were told to go out on the front
terrace becauseWoodrowWilson and Judge Queries
would ride by. I wish I could find the letters I wrote
to my parents my first
I am sure President
Wilson and Judge
Quarles were riding
in a car, but they may
have been in a horse-
drawn carriage. I remember well the tall black silk
hats. Miss Martha Riddle told us we were seeing
President Wilson had been baptized in our chapel.
He was born in the Presbyterian Manse since his
father. Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was the
minister of the First Presbyterian Church.
I only vaguely remember Thanksgiving that year. I
do remember that I went to my great-aunt Jane
Greenough's home in Vanceburg, Kentucky, for
Christmas. It was beautiful. We returned to Mary
Baldwin January 4, 1917.
There were so many studies it seemed. Miss Nannie
Tate of the elementary school decided I would not be
a mathematician. Exams frightened me beyond
words. They were the first I had ever had. I wonder if
Miss Hoyden, our governess, did not believe in them. I
"flunked" everything — even French! After two weeks
of conferring with Miss Higgins and all of my teach-
ers, I was allowed to take the exams over. Believe it or
not, I passed.
I could not understand why my mother and father
did not answer my anxious letters. I had not heard
from my parents for over two months. Finally, a cable
came about Easter-time from American Sugar Com-
pany in New York: "Your family safe. . .revolution
over." My grandfather had sent a clipping from a
newspaper in LaGloria, Cuba, stating that the Carle-
tons had to flee from the plantation because of the
revolution. It was called the "Chambelona." The
family went to Puerto Padre, Cuba, until it was over.
Miss Hurlburt, my botany teacher, how dear and
tiny she was, took me on long walks in the woods as
spring began. Can you imagine spring in Virginia for
a 13-year-old? Her first spring in the United States?
Violets, tiny Johnny Jump-ups, hyacinths, Jock-in-
the-pulpitand daffodills blooming everywhere. What
a delightfully intelligent person she was — and so
I passed final exams and Minne Gray, a graduate,
asked me to be her attendant. I remember May Day
thai year, too. It was so lovely. Mary Baldwin has so
many traditions. I hope they will continue. The follow-
ing school year I stayed in Cuba. Mr. King sent text-
books to me so that I could keep up. Returning the next
year, I was to be a student at Mary Baldwin for eight
Margaret Francis Carleton Compfon lives in Tampa,
Florida, where she is active in MBC alumnae activities
and church work.
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 22
by Marie Westbrook Bream '82
Above: Mary Alice Bomar '93
Below: A. Jane Townes '69
Mat7 Alice Bomar is convinced that on the day she
was born Jane Townes '69 whispered in her ear,
"There's a little college in Virginia." Some seventeen
years later, with help from Jane, Mary Alice discov-
ered that "college in Virginia," and decided Mary
Baldwin was just the right place for her.
Like many promising candidates, Mary Alice, who
is a Bailey Scholar, recalls feeling deluged by the
"flood" of college recruiting materials. She admits,
too, that at first she didn't want to come to a women's
college, but Jane's willingness to drive the ten hours
from Nashville gave her a strong sense that Mary
Baldwin was truly a very special place. Mary Alice
says that from the moment
she set foot on campus, the
smiles that greeted her, the
size of the college, loca-
tion, personal attention and
Christian values created a
persuasive atmosphere that
altered her perception of
what women's colleges
were all about. Mary Alice
recalls that the fall over-
night was instrumental in
cultivating her sense of
social connection with the
College. She said, "The
overnight is what did it.
That's where I made up my
What she discovered on
her journey from Nashville
is that Mary Baldwin Col-
lege is a place where a per-
son con develop all of the
ingredients of a successful future: abiding friend-
ships, the ability to face challenges and accept re-
sponsibilities, professional and career opportunities,
and a confident sense of self. Mary Alice says, "Mary
Baldwin is a place that lifts you up. You con do things
no one thought you could."
The father of the Eisenberg sisters, Lillian '1 4
and Dorothy Marie '30, was a professor of
music at the Seminary, not a professor of history
as noted in the lost issue of the magazine.
Annual Fund Honor Roll
Karen Wood, class of 1992, should have
been listed with the other phonothon callers.
Karen was also the top phonothon caller first
Emma Padgett Fitzhugh should hove been
listed in the class of 1940, not in the class of
1971 in the honor roll section of the magazine.
Paulo Branch Holt '57, Kothryn Rice Knowles
'67 and Nancy Nelson Spenser '64 should have
been listed in only the Colonnade Club and not
both the Columns and Colonnade.
Martha Philpott King '80 should have been
listed in only the Ivy Circle, not in both the
Colonnade and Ivy Circle.
22 May 1990
Ellen Cowan Compton 77 (pictured
above) lost two class rings while she
was a student at the College. When Ellen y
was a junior, her first ring fell down a sink
drain in Hill Top and was never recovered. Soon after
buying a replacement, she misplaced it and finally
gave up on the idea of having a Mary Baldwin ring.
Years later, Ellen's second ring was found and last
fall was returned to her at her home in Carbondale,
Colorado. Using the initials engraved inside the ring,
Anne Musser, who is database manager in Institu-
tional Advancement, tracked through alumnae files
and matched the initials with Ellen's.
Mary Baldwin at
President Cynthia H. Tyson is often invited to par-
ticipate in the inaugural ceremonies for the new presi-
dents of other colleges and universities. If she were to
accept all the invitations, she would be able to do little
else. So she often asks that a trustee, alumna, or
friend of Mary Baldwin represent her and the College
ot inaugurations across the country. The representa-
tive dons academic gown, cap, and hood and takes
part in the academic procession. (Remember how the
faculty and administration marched at your gradua-
tion?) Not only is the experience enjoyable for the
alumna, but Mary Baldwin benefits as well from the
public recognition of our standing in the academic
community. Many, many thanks go to those listed
below, who have represented Mary Baldwin at col-
lege and university inaugurations throughout the
Retiring members of the Alumnae Board. (L to R) Melissa Wimblsh
Ferrell 71, Elizabeth B. Simons 74, Joanne Reich '88, Terry Geggie
Fridley '63. Not pictured: Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Blair Lambert
Wehrmann '64, Saunders Vickery '90.
Laura Clausen Drum '56 Mary
Baldwin College representative at
the inauguration of Dorothy
Gulbenkian Blaney as president of
Cedar Crest College in Allentown,
PA on October 17, 1989.
Susan Train Feoron '69
Anita Thee Graham '50
Susan Anderson Banes '85
Linda Dolly Hammack '62
Nan Overton Mahone '78
Aletta Jervey Hudgens '51
Roslinda Roberts Madara '63
Lydia Woods Peale '58
Laura Clausen Drum '56
Ann Mebane Levine '65
Dorothy Hundley Neale '43
Lucy Burgwyn Leake '79
Eioise Clyde Chandler '77
Jan Pegues Patterson '50
George Washington University
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Cedar Crest College
Fairmont State College
Hampton Medical College
Tlie Mary Baldwin Magazine 23
Come Home to Virgim
Homecoming/Commencement Weekend '90
Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27
A fun-packed Memorial Day Weekend for alumnae
and their guests: Everything you expect from a
traditional Homecoming Weekend in the
Shenandoah Valley plus seminars, workshops, and
other activities that will reacquaint you with Mary
Baldwin and your fellow alumnae.
Class Reunions: An intimate class dinner on Friday evening, the
Parade of Classes on Saturday morning, and a class party on
Saturday evening — plus all the time throughout the rest of the
weekend — will give you the chance to catch up with all your old
Fifty-Plus Club All classes prior to 1940
50th Reunion Class of 1940
*45th Reunion Classes of 1944, 1945, and 1946
*40th Reunion Classes of 1949, 1950, and 1951
25th Reunion Class of 1965
20th Reunion Class of 1970
15th Reunion Class of 1975
10th Reunion Class of 1980
5th Reunion Class of 1985
2nd Reunion Class of 1988
^Cluster reunion — see more friends in the same amount of
24 May 1990
Come Home to MBC!
Commencement: All returning alumnae and their guests are invited to celebrate the graduation of the Class
of 1990 to welcome our newest alumnae into the Alumnae Association.
Saturday Seminars: This year's seminars wUl feature two alum-
nae — Martha McMullan Aasen '51 and Ann Harden Pierce '70 —
who each have a unique perspective on Africa as a result of their
work there. Martha Aasen served as a member of the United
Nations' task force that oversaw the elections in Namibia last faU,
and Ann Pierce has conducted primate research in Africa with
Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey, and others.
Athletic Activities: Participate in the eighth annual fun run and
walk, the tennis tournament, golf, or just make use of the Col-
lege's racquetbaU, squash, or weight- training facilities.
Arts Workshops: Join the versatile faculty of the visual arts and
music for an informal demonstration of various aspects of the arts
at Mary Baldwin.
Accommodations in the residence halls will be made available, and a block
of rooms has been reserved at a local motel. Program subject to change.
Homecoming/Commencement Weekend Highlights
"State of the College" Address by President
Cynthia H. Tyson
Alumnae choir rehearsal
All-alumnae reception with faculty
Fun Run and Walk
Parade of Classes
National Alumnae Association Meeting and
Golf and tennis
All-alumnae candlelight dirmer
Alumnae Chapel with Alumnae Choir
One Hundred Forty-Eighth Commencement
For more information, write The Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary
Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Or call 703/887-7007.
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HOW THE MARY BALDWIN
The proceeds from this project of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae
Association will benefit the Virginia L. Lester Scholarship Fund, which
each year provides $2,500 towards the tuition of an alumna !egac>', a
shident who is the daughter, granddaughter or sister of an alumna. In
addition, each year we strive to inaease the endowment of this
scholarship by $5,000, so that eventually the scholarship will be self-
Since many of the items we offer are perishable, the Alumnae
Association does not maintain a stock of most items. The items you
order are shipped directly to you from the manufacturer. If you order
more than one item, you will not receive your entire order at one time.
Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for processing your order (6-8 weeks for
Satisfaction guaranteed: All products featured in our catalog were
tested and selected personally by members of the MBC Alumnae
Association Finance Conrniittee. If your order does not arrive in good
condition, the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association will expedite a
prompt replacement of the item. And if you are not satisfied with your
order for any reason, we will gladly issue a hill refund.
Joanne Reich '88
MBC Alumnae Association
The MBC Sampler is actively soliciting products made by our alumnae. Please
contact the Alumnae Office at 703/887-7007 for information.
All tlie makings for a perfect salad packed in
a wooden crate. Salad
Herbs with Shallots, to use with
wine and vinegar for a tangy
dressing; Salad Crunch, a
delectable medley of spices
blended with sesame seeds,
chives, and Dutch blue poppi/
seeds: and Garlic Parsley
Order #A-2; $22.00
Handmade Cheeses from the Mozzarella Company
Owned and Operated by Paula Stephens Lambert '65
A semi-soft, aged cow's milk cheese aged to
develop a fidl flavor. Excellent plain or
delicately seasoned with herbs or chiles.
A magnificent blend of cheese
made in the Italian tradition and the
flavor of the American southwest.
Sitnilar in texture to Monterey Jack.
Waxed wheels IVi lbs each:
Plain Order #D-1
Texas Basil Order #D-2
Ancho Chile Order #D-3
All three cheeses Order #D4
Fro7n the Virginia Diner
Nothing tastes quite like top-grade, jumbo peanuts cooked in the
Virginia tradition. These blanched peanuts come in a vacuum-sealed
can tliat ensures fresh, crunchy peanuts with up to a year's shelf-life.
IVi lb. salted
IVi lb. imsalted
21/2 lb. salted
21/2 lb. unsalted
Herb Patch, Ltd.
Owned and Operated by Diane Hillyer Copley '6!
VERMONT SPICED HONEY
Our pure Vermont honey luis been crystallized to make it easier to spreai
or spoon. One 8-oz. jar each Spiced Honei/, Lemon Honey, and Raspberry
Honey in a gift box. Delicious!
Order #A-1; $18.00
PARTY DIP GIFT BOX
TIk absolutely best dip mix you'll ever find. One jar each Letnon-Dill,
Creamy Horseradish, and Mexican Ole. You'll want to use them in your
cooking all the time, not just at party time.
Order #A-3; $15.00
HERBAL MOTH REPELLENT
A delightful alternative! Our peppermint/rosemary herb mixture keeps
moths at bay. Clear box holds 8 individual sachets. Includes complete
instructions for woolen storage.
Order #A-4; $9.50
MARY BALDWIN CROSS STITCH KITS
Each includes fidl skeins of DMC floss, matermls, graph, and instructioi
Makes an 8" x W picture.
MARY BALDWIN NEEDLEPOINT KIT
MBC seal marked in color on 15" x 15" canvas. Persian yarn is provided
for working the design. Backgrowul yarn is not included.
Order #X-3; $40.00
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Black lacquer finish
and hand-painted gold
trim combine with time-
less design for a truly elegant chair.
Vie College seal is featured in gold on the back rest
Boston rocker, cherry arms
Boston rocker, black arms
Captain's chair, cherry arms
Captain's chair, black arms
Order #J-1 $240.00
Order #J-2 $230.00
Order #J-3 $235.00
Order #J4 $225.00
Order #J-5 $150.00
Order #J-6 $140.00
Freight charge per chair:
$33.00 (E. of Miss.) $40.00 (W. of Miss.)
MARY BALDWIN SWEAT SHIRTS
AND SWEAT PANTS
In gray with the Mary Baldwin seal in yellow, our
heavy-duty siceats are made of a cottonlpolyester/rayon
blend for durability and easy care.
Sweatshirt (Large, X-large) Order #X-7 $25.00
Sweatpants (Large, X-large) Order #X-8 $22.00
Sweat set (Large, X-large) Order #X-9 $42.00
Child's Sweatshirt Order #X-10 $15.00
EGLOMISE PAINTINGS ON GLASS -
A beautifid brand-new design — of tlie
Administration Building — is Iwnd-painted on each
piece. The mirror and picture are framed in wood and
leafed in silver tones. The desk box is walnut with brass
Mirror (15" x 26") Order #1-1 $165.00
Framed painting (10" x 15") Order #1-2 $130.00
Desk box (12" x 7" x 2") Order #1-3 $165.00
$50 - 74
$75 - 99
Each additional $25
East of Mississippi West of Mississippi
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at a discount. Please contact the Alumnae Office at
703/887-7007 for a wholesale price list.
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The Mary Baldwin Magazine
On October 11, 1989 Becky Gibbs '88, assistant
director of admissions, had dinner with alumnae
from the Birmingham area. In attendance were Mary
Jim Moore Guillen 72, Ann Robinson King '63, Anne
Broyles-Proctor '83, and Jeanette Andrews '87.
Palm Beach County
Forty guidance counselors from Palm Beach
County attended a luncheon with Dean Jim Lott at the
John I. Leonard High School on January 24, 1 990. The
luncheon was coordinated by Conni Atkins '72. Other
alumnae in attendance were Sandy Storm Smith '66,
Alice Wilson Matlock '47, and Bonnie Brackett
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter held their Apple Day
Party in October at Ivan Allen's Playhouse. President
Tyson and LaRaine Raymond, director of chapter
development, represented the College.
In November, the Chicago Alumnae Chapter held a
Mary Baldwin Sampler tasting party. Carroll Oliver
Roach '84 hosted the party and Laura Catching Alex-
ander '71, director of major gifts, represented the
In October, the Balti-
more Alumnae Chapter
had a "Dessert and Dis-
cussion" with Dean Jim
Lott, Crista Cabe, execu-
tive director of alumnae
activities, and LaRaine
Raymond. Whitney Mark-
ley Denman '81 coordi-
nated this event.
Dean Lolt and Whifney Markley
The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted a guidance
counselor luncheon in early October with Elaine B.
Liles, executive director of admissions. Judy Gallo-
way-Totaro '69 was the coordinator for this event.
Later in October, the chapter held an Apple Day Party
at the offices of Helena Richard Frost '64. Twenty-one
alumnae attended along with President Tyson and
Crista Cabe. Mary Baldwin Sampler products were
served as refreshments.
Mary Wray Wiggins '81 was the hostess for a wine
and cheese party in November. LaRaine Raymond
represented the College at this event.
The chapter steering committee met at the Zevely
House with LaRaine Raymond in November. Present
were Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, Donna Neudorfer
Earp '76, and Langhorn "Lannie" McCarthy Stinnette
Helen "Pebble" Stone Moss '67 hosted the Tulsa
Alumnae Chapter wine and cheese party in Novem-
ber. Paula Stephens Lambert '65, owner/operator of
the Mozarella Company, spoke to the group about
her award winning cheeses.
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter hosted an alum-
nae/prospective student party at the home of Amelia
Watson Usry '80 on November 9, 1 989. Elaine B. Liles
was on hand to answer questions about Mary Bald-
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Lanette Lehnerts Smith '83 and Valerie Wenger '81
hosted a cocktail party in February at the Austin Club
with Crista Cabe and LaRaine Raymond.
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter has been very busy in
the past few months. In October they hod a buffet
dinner at the Dallas Museum. In November, President
Tyson, Dr. John Rice, vice president for institutional
advancement, and his wife, Grace, met with the
chapter steering committee. In December, thirteen
alumnae met for brunch. And in February, they had
Adopt-A-High School training with Katherine Lich-
tenberg, director of alumnae admissions, and held a
steering committee meeting with Crista Cabe and
The Houston Alumnae Chapter was also busy this
winter. In November the alumnae got together for
dinner and entertainment at Memorial Drive Country
Club. Also in November, they hosted a prospective
student party at LaMadelein's Bakery. Jo O'Neal
Brueggeman '80 and Cynthia Knight Wier '68 coordi-
nated this event with Elaine B. Liles. Emily Dethloff
Ryan '63 hosted a current and prospective students
party at her home during the Christmas break. In
February, the Houston Alumnae Chapter was hostess
to the Alumnae Board Executive Committee. Claudia
Black Aycock '66 and her mother, Jane Mattox Turner
'38, hosted a cocktail party for the committee. There
was also a chapter dinner at LaMadelein's Bakery
with Crista Cabe and LaRaine Raymond.
Elaine B. Liles was the speaker at the guidance
counselor luncheon the Charlottesville Alumnae
Chapter hosted at the Farmington Country Club in
November. In December, the chapter held a Mary
Baldwin Sampler tasting party at the home of Zanne
MacDonald '70. Katherine Lichtenberg attended.
Emma Padgett Fitzhugh '40 was the hostess for the
October prospective student party with Jane Korne-
gay '83, associate director of admissions.
The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter held a
Mary Baldwin Sampler tasting party and Discov-
ery Toy party at the home of Jane Blair '87 in mid-
In July, the Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted a
picnic for the Doshisha students with approximately
60 people in attendance. In September, they had
Adopt-A-High School training with Katherine Lich-
tenberg. Also in September, they held their Apple Day
Party at the University of
Richmond with President
Tyson, Crista Cabe,
LaRaine Raymond, Laura
Catching Alexander '71,
and Anne Mcintosh Hol-
land '88, associate direc-
tor of the annual fund.
Seniors participated in
CENTS in this city in Nov-
ember. And in January
alumnae had the pleasure
of hearing Dr. Virginia
Francisco '64 at the home
of Elizabeth C. Spell '74.
Thirty Mary Baldwin College alumnae participated
in a Virginia Schools Party in Roanoke in early
The Staunton Alumnae Chapter hosted a reception
for prospective parents in conjunction with the Fall
Overnights in September and November. Polly
Baughan Moore '40 was the hostess for the chapter's
annual Apple Day cocktail party. In November, the
alumnae had the chance to hear part two of Dr.
Patricia Menk's presentation on writing the history of
In January the chapter held a cocktail party in the
Washington Building with Dr. John Rice and LaRaine
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Apple Day party. (L to Rj Sue
Achey '89, Anne Dorst '89
Ingrid Erickson '89, and
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cocktail party in honor of the
Executive Committee of the
Alumnae Board of Directors,
February 2, 1990. Hosts:
(L to Rj Mrs. Claude Cray
Turner (Jane Mattox Turner
'38) and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Black Aycock
(Claudia Turner Aycock '66).
Below: (L to R) President
Tyson, R.J. Landin Loderick
'86, and Ansley Sage Gife
'85 at the Richmond Chapter
Apple Day parly, September
The Man/ Baldivin Magazii
Barron writes, "I now claim,
and I think i am right, to be the
oldest member of the Atlanta
Chapter and the earliest MBS
alumna still contributing to the
Annual Fund." She is 92.
JANE DOUGLAS SUM-
MERS Brown and her
husband, Henry, live at West-
minster-Canterbury in Lynch-
burg, VA. Jane soys they both
enjoy good health and live full
end satisfying lives.
LOUISE HODGES Hart-
20g says she enjoys sharing
her collection of dolls, anti-
ques, and curios with her
grandchildren and the chil-
dren in her 5th and 6th grade
Sunday School class. Her
daughter. Dr. Kimberley
Snow, teaches at the Univer-
sity of California at Santa Bar-
bara and has published a
book. Word Play/Word
SHIRLEY HAYNES Hunter
has eight great-grandchildren
and lives in Delroy Beach, FL,
with her husband. Jack.
SALLIE SCHENCK Mason
and LILLIAN FLOYD
Crosland '20 both live at
Southminster in Charlotte,
North Carolina. Lillian's son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. John Crosland Jr., hosted
the wedding breakfast for
Sallie's granddaughter's wed-
ding on August 5, 1989.
VIRGINIA ROOSA Slo-
cum and her husband will
celebrate their 62nd wedding
anniversary in June, 1990.
They have two children, seven
grandchildren and six great-
Robertson has celebrated
her 80th birthday. She says she
and her husband, Richard,
enjoy traveling, cruising, golf,
EMILY COBB Parks' hus
band, Philip, died on October
EVELYN BAKER Arey has
six great-grandchildren, thir-
teen grandchildren and four
children who live all over the
world. Evelyn took a trip to
Alaska in the fall of 1989.
MILDRED JANE MOORE
Nixon is almost blind, but re-
mains active in the church,
DAR, and American Legion
Auxiliary. She has thirteen
grandchildren and eight
Visintainer writes that she
and her husband. Otto, are in
good health and take six or
seven trips each year. They
hove visited over two hundred
countries and are presently
planning trips to Portugal and
ALENE BREWSTER Lar-
ner's husband, Thomas, died
on October 1, 1989, at Roa-
noke Memorial Hospital after
a long illness.
VIRGINIA THRUSH is ac
five in the Daughters of 1812,
Daughters of American Revo-
lution, Colonial Domes, and
the Mayflower Organization.
She has token many interest-
ing trips in the U.S. and
LOUISE RANDOL Brooks'
husband died of Alzheimer's
disease in 1 988. Louise is now
a volunteer for the Alzheimer's
Association in Richmond.
Meacham has two grand-
daughters. Her daughter-in-
law is o sculptress and is plan-
ning to show her work in
Leibrock and her husband,
Edward, celebrated their 50th
anniversary this year with their
four children and three grand-
EMILY SAUNDERS Zim-
merman has a new great-
Brown and her family took a
marvelous trip to Australia,
New Zealand, and Fiji.
ALICE GILKESON Simp-
kins,retired MBC librarian,
has a new grandson. She is
busy with volunteer work,
church, family visits and trips.
AUDREY FURROW Flora
and her husband enjoy their
three grandsons and travel-
ing. They have on adopted
Chinese son, Lapthe, VMI
Class of '87. Their daughter
CHRISTINE FLORA Coul-
ter '73 lives nearby.
AGNES McCLUNG Mes-
simer has two children, four
grandsons, and two great-
WINIFRED YOUNG Bow-
CINDY TURNER Bowman
'85, is a social worker at West-
ern State Hospital in Staunton,
MARY WATIES LUMPKIN
Pope has a daughter and two
sons; Mary Waties Pope Ken-
nedy, Tom III and Gary; who
practice low with their father,
Thomas, at Pope and
Hudgens, P. A. Tom's wife is
ADELE JEFFORDS 65
MARION HARTLEY Todd
has a new grandson.
PEGGY HOOVEN Mur-
phy ond her husband ore en-
joying travel and leisure since
JANET HOLLIS Doswell
has fourteen grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
CHARLOTTE FUNKE Hol-
land's husband, Henry, died
on May 8, 1 989, after suffering
with Alzheimers disease for
Boyer said attending her
50th reunion was one of the
highlights of 1989 for her and
her husband. Lacy.
Hincll has toured London,
Wales, York, Chester, Carli-
sle, and the Lake District.
JEAN YOUNG Moore and
her husband, Jock, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary on June 10, 1989, at a
houseparty given by their chil-
dren ot Mossanutten Resort.
SHIRLEY SMITH HuKman
has moved for the first time in
twenty-five years. She has five
children, eight grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
TRONG Robertson writes
that both she and her husband
enjoyed the 50th reunion of the
Classof 1939 in May, 1989.
MARY "PEE WEE" VAN
ATTA Derr was in England
30 Mfly 1990
The Sesquicentennial Cam-
paign for Mary Baldwin College
calls upon all the alumnae and
friends of the College to honor
150 years of excellence and
achievement, during which Mary
Baldwin has prepared women for a
world of expanding opportunity.
It is not a campaign which looks
backwards, however, but a unified
effort to move the College forward
into the 21st century. It is a cam-
paign which draws its vision from
the desire to expand the traditions
of the last century and a half into a
new era of education.
Mary Baldwin College is a plan-
ning place, a future-oriented insti-
tution, which takes as its mission
the education of women toward a
lifelong plan, shaped by the values
and wisdom imparted through a
superb liberal-arts curriculum.
The 1840s gave rise to this
marvelous College. The 1980s
have been a decade of extraordi-
nary success and national recogni-
tion for Mary Baldwin College.
The goal of The Sesquicentennial
Campaign is to make the 1990s
the capstone decade in which loyal
supporters of the College seize the
opportunity to secure for Mary
Baldwin the future it has so stead-
V E A R S
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THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CAMPAl
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63
Kirkpatrick Doenges '63
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63
No newcomer to efforts on
behalf of Mary Baldwin Col-
lege, Anna Kate Reid Hipp
'63 now serves as National
Co-Chair of The Sesquicen-
tennial Campaign, after
membership on the National
Development Council of the
College's New Dimensions
Campaign in the early 1980s.
Anna Kate became a trus-
tee of Mary Baldwin in 1972.
In addition to committee re-
sponsibilities as a member of
the Board of Trustees, she has
offered assistance to the Col-
lege as an admissions rep-
resentative in South Carolina
and as a class agent for the
Annual Fund. In honor of her
dedication to her alma mater,
Anna Kate has received the
Algernon Sydney Sullivan
Award from the College.
Anna Kate and her hus-
band, Hayne, both products
P of a Virginia undergraduate
education, have a deep and
abiding understanding of
higher education, its oppor-
tunities and its needs. Anna
Kate's Mary Baldwin degree
in English has given her a firm
commitment to the College's
liberal-arts curriculum. With
two children in college, Mary
and Reid, and another, Tres,
with college plans in a year,
the Hipp's commitment to ed-
ucation becomes a family
Anna Kate lives in Green-
ville, South Carolina, but fre-
quently spends time at her
home on Pawley's Island. No
matter where she is, however,
Mary Baldwin is never far
away, since Anna Kate
earned her commercial pilot's
license in 1970 and flies her-
self to Staunton as often as
"Liddy" Doenges '63 has
served as National Co-Chair
of The Sesquicentennial
Campaign since 1986, and a
member of the Mary Baldwin
College Board of Trustees
A native of Virginia, Liddy
earned her MBC degree in
history and, later, refined her
studies in art history from
Sophia University in Tokyo,
Japan. She now lives in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, with her hus-
band, Boh, and youngest
daughter, Elizabeth. Daugh-
ter Shannon is at college and
son Conrad has recently
joined NCNB in Chicago.
Liddy has brought to the
Sesquicentennial Campaign a
strong commitment to the
liberal arts, a history of
leadership and seasoned
organizational skills. She has
served not only as President of
the Arts and Humanities
Council of Tulsa, but also as
the Chairwoman of the State
Arts Council of Oklahoma.
Liddy is a member of the
Board of Directors of the
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Board, as well as Chairwoman
of the Tulsa Arts Commis-
sion. Most recently, Liddy
was elected Chairwoman of
the Tulsa Performing Arts
An active student while at
Mary Baldwin, Liddy was
elected to the Laurel Society
and served on the Judiciary
Council. Today her activity
not only includes civic volun-
teerism, but also physical fit-
ness. She is an ardent and
accomplished marathon run-
ner who has completed the
Boston, New York, and Ma-
rine Corps marathons, among
Claire "Yum" Lewis
Chairing the National
Major Gifts Committee of
The Sesquicentennial Cam-
paign is alumna Claire "Yum"
Lewis Arnold '69, an indi-
vidual who is comfortable
with numbers. As a math
major at Mary Baldwin, Yum
went on to take additional
course work in the MBA pro-
gram at Georgia State Uni-
versity, and completed the
Management Training Short
Course at Harvard Business
Today, Yum is president
and owner of Nicotiana En-
terprises, Inc. in Atlanta, a
wholesale distribution com-
pany employing 300 people
and serving an eight-state
area. In the little spare time
she has available between her
work and her family — hus-
band Ross, and children Les-
sie. Fielding and William —
Yum has supported civic and
cultural efforts in Atlanta, in-
cluding the High Museum of
Art, the Atlanta Arts Alli-
ance, the Atlanta Botanical
Gardens and The Paideia
Nevertheless, Yum has un-
flagging energy for Mary Bald-
win College. She joined the
College's Advisory Board of
Visitors in 1976, and became
a trustee of the College in
1985. Yum's leadership ability
at Mary Baldwin has its roots
in her undergraduate years,
when she was first the Junior
Class President, and then
President of the Student Gov-
ernment Association. A little
known fact is that Yum
founded in 1968 the tradition
of Junior Dad's Day, the cel-
ebration during which stu-
dents receive their Mary
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson be-
came President of Mary Bald-
win College in 1985, and
immediately began the proc-
ess of developing a new vision
for the institution. Although
she is well known and highly
respected as a champion of
the collegial management
style and a seeker of consensus
on planning issues, she is also
recognized as a leader, a men-
tor, and a friend who has the
personal energy to chart the
way into the future.
Bom, raised, and educated
in England, President Tyson
first came to the United
States as a Fulbright Scholar
and Lecturer in 1959. This
began for her a distinguished
career in American higher ed-
ucation in which her Ph.D. in
English Language and Me-
dieval English Literature from
the University of Leeds led
her first into faculty and later
into administrative positions
of increasing responsibility.
Prior to coming to Mary Bald-
win, she had served as Vice
President for Academic Af-
fairs and Chief Academic
Officer at Queens College in
Charlotte, North Carolina for
President Tyson's awards,
achievements, and honors in
higher education, especially
in the education of women,
are numerous and of national
significance. Within the
Mary Baldwin College family,
however, she is recognized
first as a complex, highly
motivated, and engaging
colleague who lives the slogan
of "personal attention to edu-
cational needs." What they
do not teach at Harvard's In-
stitute for Educational Man-
agement, from which she
holds two certificates, is the
humanity of higher edu-
cation. President Tyson
knows and remembers by
name every alumna, student,
and friend of the College, and
they, in turn, have no doubt
she values them highly as
Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson
FOR MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE
EXPANDING THE TRADITION
The success of Mary Baldwin College has brought more students to its
growing campus and national recognition for its programs and achieve-
ments. In 1988-89, for example, enrollment climbed 10 percent to
approximately 1,150 degree-seeking students, and the retention rate of the
College maintained the record 86 percent set the year before.
Mary Baldwin College graduates are leading the trend recently reported by the
Women's College Coalition; 81 percent of the graduates of women's colleges are
going on to graduate school, and many are entering traditionally male-dominated
fields such as medicine and law. This compares favorably to a much lower
percentage of women from coeducational institutions. To mold such achievers is
the ultimate mission of Mary Baldwin College.
Such success, however, brings new challenges and new opportunities. Mary
Baldwin College cannot rest on the achievements of the past, but must prepare for
the new generations of students to come. Several areas have been identified as
crucial if the College is to meet the demands of the next century for educational
excellence. Mary Baldwin College must make the most of its assets, improve its
facilities, reward its faculty, and above all, strengthen its endowment and its
To achieve these goals the College has embarked on a $25 million campaign.
With your support of The Sesquicentennial Campaign, Mary Baldwin College
can strengthen endowment at all levels, develop and improve the campus, build
the annual fund used for operational expenses, and provide vital program support.
is essential to the excel-
lence of an academic insti-
tution, and the first goal of
Campaign is, therefore, to
Mary Baldwin's current en-
dowment of approximately
$15 million is inadequate
to support the College's
growing programs and
scholarship needs. Com-
pared with the endow-
ments of colleges with
which it competes, Mary
Baldwin College ranks
near the bottom. In fact,
U.S. Mews & World Report
noted in October, 1989,
that although Mary Bald-
win College is one of the
ten top liberal-arts colleges
in the South, its fiscal re-
sources rank 36th of the
110 colleges in the survey.
None of Mary Baldwin's
competitors made the ma-
gazine's rankings, but each
has a larger endowment.
To be competitive as an
institution and to provide
the best learning environ-
ment, the College must
maintain and improve its
facilities, as well as add
new ones as required.
renovation work has been
done, including restora-
tion of Memorial Resi-
dence Hall and partial
renovation of a number of
major buildings. In addi-
tion, construction of seven
new tennis courts and a
landscaping project to im-
prove the entranceway
have been completed.
The Annual Fund is key
to the daily operations of
Mary Baldwin, and key to
the College's success in the
future. Annual giving by
generous donors, particu-
larly by alumnae, literally
underwrites all aspects of
College operations. These
funds help increase faculty
salaries, purchase new
equipment, maintain the
campus, pay for utilities,
and provide financial aid
Academic and special
program grants, especially
those provided by corpora-
tions and foundations, al-
low Mary Baldwin College
to improve and expand
specific programs, and in-
for the International Associ-
ation of Meteorologists and
Atmospheric Physicists and
attended a banquet at Hamp-
ton Court. Mary is working on
a book and enjoys playing
SALLY CHENEY Walker's
daughter, Lisa, married Dan
Tassos. Sally's son, Ted, and
daughter-in-law, Peggy, have
a daughter, Sara Elizabeth,
born November, 1988. Both
Ted and Lisa now live in San
PHYLLIS BROWNE Hol-
bertis "still alive and well — in
spite of the disgusting state of
the union." Her daughter, Kim,
and family live in London,
England, and her son, Bard,
and his family live in Dallas.
DORIS SILER Miller retired
after thirty-six years as a
teacher in Shenandoah
County, VA. Her husband,
James, is a retired banker.
They have two children and
MALVINE PAXTON Gra-
ham has five grandsons and
three granddaughters. Her
oldest grandson was an ex-
change student in London for
the winter quarter.
VIRGINIA EVANS Crapu-
chettes lives in Benicio, CA,
and survived the October 17
JANET CLINEHarman and
her husband enjoyed their trip
to Australia and New Zea-
land. Their sons are still single.
One is a bond trader in New
York, and the other is with a
bank in Delaware.
BETTY BAILEY Hall has
added to her schedule two
jobs, at Faith Food Pantry and
as assistant church historian.
She is still golfing, enjoying
travel, and o few club meet-
MARY BLAKELY Sorrells
and her husband, John, en-
joyed their three-week trip to
New Zealand, "an exceed-
ingly beautiful part of the
ANNE HAYES Brower,
Darden, LAURA LUCK
Stiles, JANE CRAIG Mor-
rison, and EVELYN EN-
GLEMAN Mathews had a
reunion in October at Smith
Mountain Lake, Virginia.
Anne's tenth grandchild was
born in September.
JANET WERNER Harris
and her husband visit France
nearly every year, giving her a
chance to practice her MBC
French as taught by Dr. Karl
Shedd. Janet and BETTY
BAILEY Hall visit occasion
ELIZABETH SMITH Chap-
man has nine grandchildren.
She plans to attend her 45th
reunion in May, 1990.
Overton has moved to Front
Royal, VA, and hopes to find
some other MBC graduates
nearby. Bette's two daughters
also live in Front Royal and her
son lives in California.
GLORIA PARADIES Roth-
mayer works as a volunteer
in the greetings office of the
White House. She is also a vol-
unteer typist for the recording
service for the Physically
Handicapped. Gloria has vis-
ited with ANNE GARRETT
Tanner and ELIZABETH
Trickey visited Staunton for
the 50th reunion of her Robert
E. Lee High School class.
MARIAN EDGAR Eldridge
received her master's degree
in children's libraries and re-
tired from the Mountain Dew
School Library. She has six
children and twelve grand-
MARJORIE CARTER Lacy
has been married for forty-
five years and has two won-
derful children and four
wonderful grandchildren. She
Roberts' husband, Dan, has
retired, giving them more time
for their eight grandchildren.
Andrews was elecled presi-
dent of the Washington-
Northern Idaho Church
Women United. She enjoyed
herfirst common council of the
Notional CWU Board in New
Orleans, LA, m July, 1989.
Laura has two granddaughters.
BESS STALLINGS Ritter
and her husband, Kelly, are
enjoying retirement and their
CHARLOHE COHN Davis
has three married children:
Rebecca, Alexandra, and
SARAH CABELL Pavey
and her husband, George, are
founders of Preservation of
the Animal World Society.
George is a recently retired
geophysicisf. Sarah is also in-
volved with the National Mu-
seum of Women in the Arts,
education, travel, and their
Thomas hopes to attend her
45th reunion in May, 1990.
CARMEN HAYES Ander-
son has two daughters and
two granddaughters. Carmen
is involved in a creative writ-
ing group, mostly poetry, in
Moore is expecting her tenth
grandchild. Her daughters:
ANNE MOORE Bonnen-
fant 71 and ELIZABETH
KENEE MOORE SchaKer
'74 are MBC legacies.
LOUISE PLAGE Neilon
and MARGIE EARLE Baker
visited recently and are look-
ing forward to their 45th reun-
ion in May, 1990.
GAIL RILEY Blakey is en
joying private practice as a
clinical social worker.
HARRIET SHOWELL Bald
has a new grandchild. That
makes six who are less than
five years old!
ELLEN Mcdonald Mlnet
is a volunteer rosarion at the
local 400-acre Arboretum and
half of a four-honds-at-one-
piono team which gives local
Bralley and her husband,
Jim, work with their son in the
family-owned research and
testing laboratory. Rosemary
has paintings in Gallery V in
Atlanta, GA, and exhibits at
art shows in the Atlanta area.
They enjoy their grandchil-
dren and traveling around the
world. Their daughter, Sandy,
has three children and re-
ceived her MD from Wiscon-
sin Medical College in May,
CORNELIA ADAIR has sep
orated, moved to Bristol, TN,
and assumed her maiden
PEGGY HULL Caldwell is
excited about her first grand-
MARY ANNE LEWIS Bow-
man has eight adorable
grandchildren. She enjoys
gardening, taveling, and tea
parties with her three grand-
ANN MARTIN Brodie and
her husband, Scott, are active
in church work, local cultural
associations and volunteer
groups. They travel in their
motor home and recently
spent a month traveling
through Spoin in a rented car.
None of their three children
ore married; they are career-
oriented right now.
MARY BETH REED
Smyth's husband, Gordon,
is senior vice president of
employee relations at E. I.
DuPont and has enjoyed talk-
ing about business/employee
relations with Gordon Ham-
mock's business management
classes at Mary Baldwin. Her
husband is retiring at the end
of March, and they will spend
more time in their home at
KATHERINE KOHLER Hu-
guenin has two grandsons,
and her daughter is expecting
baby in May, 1990.
MIRIAM BUCKLES Hel-
men is excited about the arri-
val of twin grandsons.
MARY GRAVES KNOW-
LES Hamilton writes that her
daughter, Ann, is on executive
story consultant for the TV
show "thirty something." Ann
and her husband, John, have a
son. Max, Mary's first grand-
child. Mary's son, Tom, is a
copy editor at the Michie
Company in Charlottesville.
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BETSY BERRY Williamson
kept her three grandchildren,
4, 6, and 8 years old, while
their parents were in Hawaii
JO MULLIGAN Locke has a
new granddaughter, the first
girl in the family, born in May,
ROSE B. HARRISON is en
joying retirement from the
Lynchburg Public Schools.
RUTH McBRYDE Hill has a
new granddaughter, Katelyn
Hill, born June 13, 1989.
FRAN HURLEY Black-
shear regrets that the plans
for a Hill Top reunion at the
Opryland Hotel in Nashville,
TN, fell through.
DOROTHY WILSON Vin-
cent studied for two years at
the Peabody Conservatory in
Baltimore, MD, and was a pri-
vate piano teacher until 1982.
Her oldest daughter, JEAN
VINCENT Bristor 72, at
tended MBC for one year.
ELLAN ESKRIDGE Grose-
close and her husband, Bill,
travel at every opportunity.
They enjoyed their trip to Figi,
New Zealand, and Australia.
ANNIE BEN BEALE Kor-
negay has five grandchil-
dren and is expecting two
ANNE MONYHAN Cham-
bers and her husband ore
enjoying their "second chance"
since his heart surgery in May,
1989. Anne says it is better
than a second honeymoon.
AMRTHA ROSS Amos has
seven grandchildren. Her
AMOS Cook 73, married
Larry Miller on September 30,
1989, and lives in High Point,
JEAN E. FARROW retired
after twenty years with the
Norfolk, VA, Public Schools as
a teacher and as an elemen-
tary school principal.
Rhodes retired from teach-
ing and is involved with vol-
unteering, especially at the
Methodist Church. She has
three children and three
JANE SEBRELL Leachmon
has seven grandchildren.
"Winks" says "You are only as
old as you feel, and I'm hang-
ing on to that."
NANCY ANDERSON Bla-
key is living in Izmit, Turkey,
learning Turkish, and travel-
ing. Her husband, Bill, is plant
manager for o joint DuPont-
JEANE ASHBY Furrh is on
the committee planning the
40th reunion of the Class of
bond, W. Fronklyn, died on
August 22, 1989, following a
long illness. Her daughter,
SARAH Mccormick Tur-
ner 74, and her son, Bryan,
live in Chesterfield County,
VA. Mary Katherine has three
MARION JONES Bergin
is working as on assistant
teacher at the Community
Child Care Center in Staunton,
NANCY KIRCHNER Elia-
son and her husband. Bill,
own and operate Punta Gorda
Associates, a management
consulting firm, from their
Frances (Sisj Koblegard Harcus '50 and her husband, John, al
Detroit's Old Dominion Day, held December 2, 1 989, at the home
of Mary and R. K. Barton
JOYCE KAGIN McCauley
and her husband have retired
and ore renting o ranch and
playing golf. They are also ex-
cited about their new grand-
daughter, Kathryn LaMaster.
MARY HORTON Waldron
is a grandmother. Tyler Robert
Vi/aldron was born on Novem-
Baugh is involved with home,
family, and genealogy. Three
of her four children are mar-
ried, and she has two grand-
JEANNE WEST Coving-
ton's oldest son, Matthew, is
a pastor at Whitz Memorial
Church in Raleigh, NC. Mark
is a soccer coach and director
of recreation at Trinity Church
in Atlanta, GA.
WOOD McCormick's hus
home in Punta Gordo, FL. They
hove worked with the Acad-
emy for Educational Develop-
ment on college presidential
searches and with the Na-
tional Council for Resource
Development on a fundraising
workshop. They will be ad-
junct faculty for Edison Com-
munity College's Institute on
SIMPSON Williams and
her husband, Benjamin, were
in Germany and Belgium for a
reunion of the V^'orld War II
crossing of the Remogen.
Notions task force in Namibia
from October 25 to November
21, 1989. Martha recently re-
tired from her position as chief
of the non-governmental op-
erations in the Department of
Public Information at the
MARY LUTZ Grantham
has two grandchildren,
Katherine Elizabeth Magee
and Daniel Preston Cahoon.
Mary plans to attend the 40th
Reunion of the class of '51 in
MARILYN WALSETH Ga-
no's father, who was eighty-
six years old, died April 30,
DIANE PRETTYMAN De-
Wall has three daughters, all
in the Chicago area, and two
grandchildren. Diane spent a
weekend with Donna Davis
Browne and other Kansas City
friends in Lake Lure, NC. Her
husband, Richard, retired as a
doctor, but they are busy with
other endeavors including the
MBC England Literary Trip in
Aasen served as an electoral
supervisor with the United
Whitman graduated from
SMU in 1953 with a major in
French. Patricia is the mother
of three sons and owner/di-
rector of PMW Gallery in
Stamford, CT, which exhibits
works of contemporary artists
in all medio.
MARGARET KING Stan-
ley is the founder and execu-
tive director of the downtown
Son Antonio Performing Arts
Association which brings
music and dance perform-
ances to the city including pre-
sentations by The Joffrey
Ballet, Vienna Choir Boys,
Marcel Marceau, and the Lon-
don Philharmonic Orchestra.
Margaret also has o weekly
radio program from Trinity
University's KRTU-FM which
features interviews with im-
portant members of the arts
JANET R. Steelman has
seven grandchildren. She and
her husband bought a house in
Lottsburg, VA, and plan to re-
tire there in two years.
Snell sold her business and
retired in January, 1989. Re-
becca has two granddough-
ters and two grandsons. Her
daughter, ANNE SNELL
McNeil, graduated from
Mary Baldwin in 1978.
PATSY STEWART Ueh-
linger has five children:
James, who graduated from
Harvard in 1983; Jennifer,
who earned her degree from
the University of Chicago in
1987; David, who received his
from William and Mary in
1988; Sarah, a senior at Dick-
inson College; and Susannah,
a senior at St. Agnes in Alex-
MARGARET SMITH Wind-
sor has two grandsons.
JOAN JOHN Grine s still
painting and teaching some
classes. Her husband has just
MARY JO SHILLING
Shannon is pursuing her
freelance writing career. She
writes for Church Educator,
Church Teachers, Instructor,
]nd Roanoke Times & World
News. She had a poem pub-
ished in the Roanoke Review ,
he Roanoke College literary
ilORMA BALL Heurer has
ichmldt's oldest daughter,
)onna, is in Germany and her
oungest daughter, Martha,
/as married in November,
INN HUNTER Murray is
ow a grandmother.
tIANE EVANS Wood has a
tONIA CRAIG Dickerson
srved as decent at the Major
Salleries in London in 1989
nd is serving as docent in
oris in 1990. Donia is also
!Cturing in art appreciation
n the QE2.
EE PIERCE Mosso is active
1 the Unitarian Church as
hoir Director and on the
oord of Trustees. Lee and her
usband, Dave, enjoy their
iree grandchildren and their
Jmmer home on Nantucket.
SHIRLEY DUKE Lewis is
very excited over her new
daughter-in-law, on assistant
headmistress and biology
teacher at North Delta School,
CASEY RADULSKI's son,
Matthew, a lieutenant in the
Navy, was married in Lynch-
burg, VA, in April 1989.
Deemer is chair of the exec-
utive committee at Health
Care Medical Facilities and
on the parent council at James
MARY McHANEY South-
ern is toking the Literary Pil-
grimage to England with
President Tyson in June.
JAN GREGORY Belcher
and her husband, Warren,
have two MBC prospects,
Amanda Crews Warrington
for the entering year of 2006
and Morgan Page Warrington
ELIZABETH ANN WITH-
ROW Turner is head librar-
ian at Dekalb College, North
Campus, Dunwood, GA.
ANN APPERSON Boston
received her master's degree
in social work administration
and planning from the Univer-
sity of Tennessee in May 1 989
McCHESNEY MAYER Gro-
bau is moving to Hope
Springs Farm for Children,
inc., in Smithsburg, MD, and
will be in charge of all foster
SALLY GRAHAM Murphy
was elected to a four-year
term on the city council of
LAURA WILLIAMS Camp-
bell is alive and well in New
ANNE McCLUNG Ander-
son has moved to Birming-
Mason does volunteer work
at Episcopal High School in
Houston, TX. She has six chil-
dren, two of whom are still in
ANN ATHEY Barroll hod a
wonderful time on a cruise to
London, Paris, and Switzer-
land in September.
SARA SQUIRES Erick-
son's daughter is moving to
Australia after her marriage in
May to on Australian.
JEANNE HERVEY Trice's
daughter was married to Wil-
liam J. Hanrohon, Jr., on Oc-
tober 7, 1989, and spent her
honeymoon in Europe.
ANN LEE BALLARD Van
Eman and her husband,
Glenn, live in Houston, TX.
Their daughters have grad-
uated from college and ore
PATRICIA McGEHEE Rus-
sell returned to school as a
librarian at Isidore Newman
School in New Orleans, LA,
after the death of her husband.
Her daughter, Katherine, will
graduate from the University
of Virginia and her son, who
plans to attend the University
of Oklahoma, will graduate
from Newman High School in
VICKY HILL Rimstldt is at-
tending the Memphis College
NANCY BARTLEY Leo-
nard is busy with volunteer
work, her home, and her fam-
ily. Her husband, Dan, is with
Financial Programs in Denver.
Their second grandson was
born November 2, 1989.
Craig has established a bed-
and-breakfost at the Colonial
Capital in Williamsburg, VA.
MARY NEELMathis is writ
ing and speaking on the need
for income taxes in Texas. As a
CPA, she has been an "expert
witness" in several interesting
lawsuits ranging from torna-
does and divorces to farm-
Mumford will receive her
master's degree in social work
in May, 1990.
CYNTHIA KAY HUNDLEY
Fisher is alive and well after
the California earthquake.
CECELIA FLOW Eller-Col-
lins is renovoting a Victorian
house and doing free-lance
costume and fashion design
and pattern making in Mont-
BEVERLY GREAR Hurt's
son, Charlie, is at Princeton,
daughter, Ashley, is at Wash-
ington and Lee, and son,
Greor, is at the University of
OLIVIA ROGERS Gug-
genheim IS the Arkansas
coordinator for Peace Links, o
member of the auxiliary of the
University of Arkansas Medi-
cal School, and docent, board
member, and program chair
of the Fine Arts Club of the
Arkansas Arts Center.
Waters recently retired.
SUSAN ELY Ryan has re
tired after twenty-five years as
an English teacher.
Quarles is involved in Wom-
en's Aglow Fellowship and
her husband is still in environ-
mental law with a large firm in
Washington, DC. Daughter,
Laura, is at Harvard Business
School, daughter, Noncy, was
married last summer, son,
Jack, is a junior at Yale, and
son, Benjamin, is in the seventh
NANCY SIMPSON Stein-
miller received her MA in
higher education-adult edu-
cation from Appalachian
LINDA DOLLY Hammock
writes that her husband, Paul
is, "my 'Mary Baldwin hus-
band.' He supports higher an-
nual giving to MBC rather than
to his alma maters because
MBC needs it more. Challenge
to the Class of '62! Convince
your husbands and/or friends
to be 'Mary Baldwin hus-
bands' and come back to see
what a wonderful place MBC
ERY Fonville's oldest child
graduated from Suwannee
and is working for their com-
pany in Kenya. The youngest
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 33
child is a freshman at
Georgetown Foreign Service
school, and the second child is
attending the University of
Navori Veterinary School.
Roberta is getting a divorce
and attending architecture
LUCY PRATER Allison and
her former roommate,
MARTHA WADE Brad-
ford, see each other often.
Lucy's husband, Dan, is very
active in the anti-abortion
movement. Their daughter,
Liza, is a senior at Birmingham
Southern and their daughter,
Julie, is a sophomore at
LYNN FRIERSON Ken-
nedy is employed by the Aio-
bama Society for Sleep
Disorders. Lynn v^rites, "I wont
you to know that my college
education at Mary Baldwin
has helped me tremendously
in my present vocation. Who
would have ever thought that I
would be writing publications
that are distributed nation-
wide and that I would be peer
counseling with others who
have sleep disorders like I do!
The educational background
and confidence that I received
made this oil possible."
Hayes' oldest son, Kelly, is
engaged, and her second son
is a first lieutenant in the Air
Force and stationed at Long-
ley Air Force Base.
NANCY NEAL Geddings'
son is at Ferrum and her
daughter is a tenth grader.
IVA ZEILER Lucas has a
Russian philosopher as a
house guest. Her daughter.
Holly, was married in June,
Wallace is a realtor with
Bowers, Nelms and Fonville,
as are other MBC alumnae
Johnson '64 and JACQUE-
LINE SENNA Westfall 58
Douglas is serving on the
Board of Directors for the
Richmond Association of
Realtors. Her daughter LEE
WALLACE '92 loves MBC.
Hatcher attended the wed-
ding of her godchild, Anne
Tenbrook, daughter of Ju-
dith's MBC roommate,
FRANCES "BITTY" DAVIS
EMILY DETHLOFF Ryan's
son, Kemper, is working for
ICF Resources, a consulting
firm in the Washington, DC
area, and Ragon is starting to
apply to medical schools.
Hawkins' daughter, Jen-
nifer, is a junior at the Univer-
sity of Virginia, and her son,
Fred, is a freshman at Old Do-
minion University. Carolyn
and her husband, Frear, are
on the homestretch of "doing
up" an older home.
LUCY MORRIS Gay is a
guidance counselor at Oak
Mountain Academy in Car-
rollton, GA, and is pleased to
recommend MBC to the
ROBERTA BRUCE GILL
Hefler is currently doing in-
terviews with prospective
adoptive parents for an
agency involved with interna-
tional adoptions. Her son, Da-
vid, is six and in the first grade.
THOMPSON Rucker has
moved to 7412 Eldoredo
Street, McLean, VA 22102.
BLAIR LAMBERT Wehr-
mann and her husband. Bob,
ore very proud of their
daughters. Leslie graduated in
1989 from the University of
Virginia and is working
toward a master's degree at
Tulone University; and Ashley
is sophomore at Randolph-
TRACY WITCHELL Young-
blood has taught high school
social studies courses for
ELIZABETH BYRD Abbott
is the first chairman of the
President's Council of Burg-
doff Realtors. The position is
to be filled annually by the
previous year's top soles
associate. Byrd has served on
the Mary Baldwin College
Alumnae Association Board
Ferrell's daughter is a fresh-
man at Smith College.
Kelleher is librarian at the
Willmar Community College
in Willmar, MN.
ANNE SMITH Edwards is
teaching a course, "Commu-
nity and Organization," at
Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
versity and is administrator for
the London County Agency on
Nolte has the number one
dairy goat herd in the country.
Dr. Nolte is fighting drugs and
the spread of the city (Port-
land) to their farm and all rural
CAROL GIBSON Kan-
ner's daughter, Kim, is a
sophomore at Kenyon College
ELIZABETH WALKER Cate
teaches horseback riding.
Keesee has a new grand-
child, McKinsey Elizabeth
MARY WHITTLE Chap-
man has almost completed
her master's degree in edu-
cation at Virginia Common-
wealth University. Her son
attends the University of
DOROTHY lAFRATE Rudy
is the department choir of lan-
guages at St. Andrew's School
in Boca Raton. She met with
Dr. Julian Manas this summer
while taking a group of stu-
dents to Madrid. Her husband
works for First Federal Sav-
ings and Loon; son Jonathan is
freshman at Tufts University;
and Michael is attending
North Broward School.
MARY PICKETT Craddock
runs summertime bed-and-
breokfost in her Halifax
County home, which has been
in her family for five genera-
tions. In the winter, Mary ca-
ters in the Washington, DC,
ANNE JACKSON McAl-
lister and her family spent
two weeks in England visiting
her sister, JEANNE JACK-
SON '72, and her family.
Jeanne's husband is studying
for o degree from Oxford.
RANDI NYMAN Halsell
was co-chair of the annual Su-
san G. Komen Foundation
Awards Luncheon. The lunch-
eon honors those who played
prominent roles in breast
cancer research and serves as
a fund-raiser for future
JANICE JONES Collins'
son, Lee graduated from East
Texas State, was commis-
sioned as second lieutenant
in the Air Force and has mar-
ried. Her daughter, Linda, was
valedictorian at her high
school graduation and is a
freshman at Appalachian
State University in Boone, NC.
Elizabeth Byrd Williams
Abbott '64, first chairman of
the President's Council of
Burgdorff Realtors in
GLENDA PEARSON An-
derson is a real estate agent
in northern Virginia. Her son,
Zeb, is a junior at Duke Uni-
versity, and her daughter,
Kate, will start college next
GLENDA NORRIS George
and her husband, Bill, moved
to Cary, NC. Their son, Jeff, is
sixteen and busy driving and
running cross country. Their
daughter, Sara, is eleven and
studying jazz and ballet.
MARY CHENAULT Dea-
ton is the adult homes spe-
cialist for Wake County, NC.
She is excited about returning
to her area of study and train-
ing — social work. Her son
Eric, 13, is a budding actor
VIRGINIA WORTH Gon-
der is teaching school.
JANET WHITE CAMPBELL
married Lin Smith in April,
1988. Dr. Campbell retains
Lamb's daughter is a fresh-
man at MBC.
34 May 1930
ELIZABETH SWOPE Ken-
nedy is director of consular
training at the Department of
State. Her tiusbond, Patrick,
travels frequently with the Sec-
retary of State.
ANN S. Cooke is living in
the wine country of California
and working to save the farm-
lands. Her home in the Marina
district of San Francisco
escaped the earthquake
ANNE HUNTER Roe's
daughter is a freshman in col-
lege and her son is a junior.
Anne is doing research on
mothers and first children at
the University of Minnesota.
JOAN DAVIS Mele re
ceived at BA in journalism
from Augusta College and is a
freelance writer. Her daugh-
ter, Courtney Howard, at-
tended MBC and transferred
to the University of Georgia.
Her son, Lorick Howard, Jr., is
a student at Augusta College,
and her daughter, Kathleen
Mele, is in the fourth grade.
HOPE ROTHERET Toft's
husband, Robert, is running
for governor of the State of
Ohio. Hope is president of
Citizens Against Substance
Abuse and the Ohio Associa-
tion of Parents for Drug Free
Youth. They have a daughter
who is 10 years old.
Jackson married William
Edward Lohmiller on Novem-
ber 1 9, 1 988. She has two chil-
dren: Kathy, 21,and Rob, 19.
Kothryn is assistant executive
director of Lutheran Ministries
of Florida, directing social
service programs in the north
region of Florida.
LUVENIA ANNE DAVIS
Rogers' daughter, Lisa,
graduated from MBC in June,
SYLVIA SHEPERDDaIke is
actively involved in working
for peace. With a Miami con-
ference UCC Study Tour she
visited churches and com-
munities in Nicaragua and El
Salvador during October,
JEAN LAMBETH Hart's
son, Ladson, attended Suwan-
Mary Cwen Holsy Lyda '69 and Jo Ann Hoffman Jay 70, Becky
Chapman Williams '68, Judith Wade '69, Travis Renzel Lee '70,
and Gail fialsey Levine '71 at Water Mill, NY, for the October 7,
1989, wedding of Mary Gwen to George Lyda.
JULIA BACKUS Smith was
elected County Commissioner
for Chatham County, Savan-
ELISE PALMA Couper
moved from northern Virginia
to Severno Pork, MD.
SUSAN PAUL Firestone
was the artist-in-residence at
the University of Georgia's
program for graduate stu-
dents in Cortona, Italy, during
the summer of 1989.
hoffs daughter is a sopho-
more at Rollins College.
KATHLEEN KENIG By-
ford writes that her daughter,
ANNE MORRIS BYFORD
'89, has started graduate
school at the Baylor College of
Medicine in Houston and
Woodward's son, Jim, is a
freshman at the University of
Virginia. Her daughter, Betsy,
is in the tenth grade and was
active in the march on Wash-
ington for the homeless.
MARY BUVINGER's son,
Matthew, is now a year old
and "keeping her hopping."
LOIS LUNDIE Spence is
working on a PhD in science
education at North Carolina
State University. She says her
Sea Grant job has continued
to be fascinating and diverse
LONNA DALE Harkrader
visited CLAUDIA BRUCE
Williamson in Ancriam, NY.
Fohl was married to William
Van Arnold in January, 1989.
Their second book. When You
Are Alone, was published by
Westminster John Knox Press
in March, 1990. Margaret is
the associate pastor for Pas-
toral Care at Bryn Mawr Pres-
byterian Church in Bryn Mawr,
CATHY TURNER Temple
moved to Richmond, VA, with
her husband, and daughters.
They miss Atlanta, but are
happy in their new home.
MARGARET McRAE Wil-
son loves being back in the
Atlanta area. She is busy
teaching preschool and with
the many activities of her chil-
dren — Alan, fifth grade and
Pency, second grade.
MARY LYNN MILLER So-
pher has her hands full taking
care of her daughter Mar-
garet 5, and twin sons Peter
and Philip, 1.
ELIZABETH CLARK Gath-
right is pleased that her son,
Thomas, is an ADP student at
MBC majoring in accounting.
He has also received a degree
from Virginia Tech.
JOAN SKELTON Thomas
just finished working in Mex-
ico on the Arnold Sworzeno-
ger movie. Total Recall.
JANE COLLIS Thornton
and her family enjoy living in
Northern California despite
The Reverend MARY
JANE WIRTZ Winter is di
rector of alumni/ae and con-
stituency relations at Union
Theological Seminary in Rich-
BETTY CULBREATH Tay-
lor is an art consultant and
imports art from Haiti. Betty
just finished working on the
in Sarasota, FL which features
giant tank with live sharks.
ANNA DUNSON Pressly
just celebrated her 20th wed-
ding anniversary. She is active
in community organizations;
her favorite at the moment is
the School Board. Anno has
three daughters: Tru, 13,
CeCe, 1 1, and Jenny, 8.
ALICE EICHOLD has been a
student at the International
LYNN WHITE Cobb has
moved to Columbia, SC.
Barker is enjoying the Pacific
Northwest. Suzanne teaches
kindergarten, ploys tennis,
rides horses, and attends
sporting events with her two
JUDITH WADE enjoyed a
mini-reunion with JO ANN
HOFFMAN Jay 70,
SARAH TRAVIS REUTZEL
Lee 70, GAIL HALSEY Le-
vine 70 and REBECCA
CHAPMAN Williams '68 at
the October 7, 1989, wedding
of MARY GWEN HALSEY
Solberg is an administrative
officer of the Deschutes
National Forest and her hus-
band, Terry, is supervisor of
the Ochoco National Forest.
"The sun shines over 300 days
a year in central Oregon!"
ANN LEWIS Vaughn and
her husband, Tom, just re-
ceived the District Award of
Merit for their work in Cub and
Boy Scouting. Their son Scottie
is 14, and Jay is 1 1.
JUDITH ANN WIRTH Wil-
liams enjoys teaching
elementary school science.
Her daughter Sarah is a high
school senior and is involved
with cheerleading and apply-
ing for college.
Tlie Mary Baldwin Magazine 35
SARA NAIR BROOKS
James is working on her PhD
in art history at the University
of Virginia. She writes, "I am
holding my own with my
mates. It is rigorous, but great.
I love it!"
MARGARET RICHIE Vil-
lefte continues to give an
English conversation class to
"working" mothers once a
week. She has started a class
for 9 to 12-year olds, a new
experience since her previous
teaching experience has been
with adults only. She is on the
PTA board, serves as hostess
for the I'Etong la Ville Wel-
come Committee, and is in-
volved with a patchwork class.
She also ferries her children-
Edouard, 1, Elisabeth, 7,
Emily, 9, and Charlie, 10, to
their different schools and
Brown is senior vice presi-
dent of NCNB, Texas. Her hus-
bond, Forrest, practices
dermatology. They have two
children: Virginia, S'A, and
KATHRYN BISH Hanson
and her husband spent a
challenging and fulfilling 1989
designing and building a new
MARY BROMAN Wyton
has opened her own fundrois-
ing business and has a seven-
ALICE KERR Laird is a stu
dent at Lutheran Seminary at
Gettysburg, PA. She has two
children: Michael, 12, and
JANICE HAYES Robert-
son's husband, Tom, is vice
president of Andersen and
Strudwick brokerage firm.
They ore parents of twins born
in January, 1988.
DOROTHY JONES Wrig-
ley has two daughters: Ken-
dall, 9, and Katherine, 8.
LYNN KIRKMAN Mackle
has two boys, ages 14 end 9.
She is a volunteer at the boys'
school, for the Junior League,
and in the State Attorney's of-
fice in Miami, FL.
JANE SMITH Hopkins'
daughter, Vi'hitney, is follow-
ing in her father's footsteps
and attending Vi'ashington
and Lee in Lexington, VA. Ken-
dall is a freshman in high
school and Kylie is in first
MOLLY UPTON Tarr is
hoping to see ANN "JODY"
PERKINS Lewis, VIR-
McLaughlin Myers, and
CONNIE KITTLE Neer at
their 20th reunion in May,
1990. "How about it, girls?"
JANE EDMUNDS GRAVES
Bartleft works part-lime as a
medical technologist and as a
lower school admissions sec-
retary. Her husband is on ad-
miralty attorney. They hove a
son, 13, and a daughter, 8.
Baltimore, MD, as a clinical
dietitian. She has two sons,
Emmet, 5, and Clifford, 4.
Goh's son, Jeffrey, cele-
brated his first birthday in Oc-
MARY MURRIN Painter is
in the third year of owning and
operating "Virginia Natures,"
wildflower nurser/ in Hume,
VA. She continues to raise
boys and horses.
ANN E. ALLEN Czerner is
living in Kaiserslautern, V\/est
Germany, where her husband,
Fred, is deputy chief of staff,
plans and programs for the
Fore has resumed use of her
maiden name and lives in
Griffith has four children-
Andrew, Joseph, Thomas and
Kothryn. She is a docent at the
Notional Gallery of Art and
recently went to the mountains
of Hoiti on a school building
KAE ENGLISH Roberts
and her children are in a new
house, and she is working on
graduate courses in library
science at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
SALLY CANNON Crumb-
ley and her husband. Wade,
live in McDonough, GA, and
have three children, Philip, 1,
William, 11, and Joseph, 6.
ROBIN SPENCE is vork mg
at Union Memorial Hospital in
Smith is expecting her sec-
MARIANNE DEALE Bach
and her husband, Tom, live in
Winston-Salem, NC, where he
is with IBM. They hove opened
company with another part-
ner. Marianne has three chil-
dren: Brian, 7, Peter, 4, and
Burgess is the executive di-
rector of Crittenton in Nash-
THALIA GOOCH Early
works at the Savannah River
site nuclear plant near Aiken,
GA. She broke her bock fall-
ing off a horse lost October,
but is recovering nicely.
PATRICIA CLICK'S book,
r/ie Spirit of the Times:
Amusement in 19th-century
Baltimore, Norfolk and Rich-
mond has been published by
the University of Virginia
Press. Patricia lives in Char-
BLANCHE WYSOR An-
derson is public services di-
rector chief of the Arlington
County, VA, Department of
Fleishman has three chil-
dren: Leanie, 14, Margaret, 9,
and Nathan, 6. They have
moved to a 150-acre form
near Eden, NC, and she is en-
joying horses. Virginia works
part-time as a medical techni-
cian and her husband, Henry,
is a surgeon.
CARYN GOVE Long
moved to Biloxi, MS, where
her husband is the director of
pastoral care for the Air Force
regional medical center at
Sherwood lives in Martins-
ville, VA, and her sister CAR-
OLYN HILDEBRAND is a
junior at MBC.
QUHARSON Lawson, a
senior vice president for
NCNB Services, Inc., has
moved to Charlotte, NC, and
will lead a teller automation
project. Punkie is a class agent
for MBC, member of the North
Carolina State University Hu-
manities Foundation, and a
member of the budget and
finance committee of the
American Heart Association
and secretary of its North
AMOS Miller married Lorry
Milleron September 30, 1989.
She has three children and is
vice president for regional
soles and marketing manager
for the Piedmont region of the
First Union National Bank in
High Point, NC.
ANNE PAUL Majak is a
school psychologist in Palm
Beach County, FL.
BRYL BARNES lerardi
moved from New Canaan to
CONSTANCE ANNE BAK
was promoted to vice presi-
dent of Administrative and
Technical Services of Rich-
mond Metropolitan Blood
Service in Richmond, VA.
ANNE FEDDEMAN War-
ner is first vice president of
the mortgage banking firm
York Associates in Marietta,
ANNE MERRY Bell retired
from teaching to raise her
three-year-old son, and to
play golf and tennis. Anne
hves in Augusta, GA.
Mann, of New Wilmington,
PA, has two daughters: Court-
ney, 7, and Lauren, 4'/;. She
works part-time in the music
department at Westminster
College, teaching elementary
education majors how to use
music in their classrooms. She
also teaches music at a
nursery school. Her husband,
Jess, is associate dean of the
college and professor of
French at Westminster.
LUCY TOMLINSON Wal-
lace successfully led a com-
munity effort to defeat a
proposal for a moss burn gar-
bage incinerator in Jackson-
36 May 1990
ville, FL. She was awarded the
1989 Lee and Mimi Adams En-
Stikes is stationed in Ger-
many with the army. She hopes
to make it to her 15th class
Orne is a paralegal for Tuck
and Connelly in Richmond,
VA. Her husband, Jonathan, is
assistant general counsel for
the Virginia State Corporation
DEBORAH DULL Walker
lives in Houston, TX, and is
busy with her three daughters:
Cabell, 7, Whitney, 5, ond
DOROTHY SUE HE-
BRANK Chrome is fixing up
a new home — a "handy-
woman special." She has two
children: Jeanie, 3, and Joe
Jr., 1, who ore very active.
HARRIET LANE Cordero
moved to a new home office in
June, 1989. Her husband,
Manuel, has two dental offices
which keep her busy with out-
side activities. They have three
daughters — Maria, 6, Laura,
4, and Julia Rebecca, 2 — and
are expecting a fourth child.
FLORENCE DEE BRAN-
DON Allison and her son
Neville, 9, led a group of for-
mer French students on a two
week trip to London, Paris,
Nice and Florence in July,
1 989. Dee writes, " It was won-
derful to be in France for the
MOLLY ELY Hunter has
two children, John, 9, and
Robert, 6. Her husband,
Johnny, works as a petroleum
landman, and she works in the
admission office of her chil-
dren's school, St. Paul's Epis-
copal School in Mobile, AL.
has two children, Georgia and
Jake. Mary and her husband
are waiting to adopt a third.
They live in Dallas, TX.
NANCY KNIGHT Lammie
and her husband, John, and
four children are receiving in-
struction in French in Quebec.
They will then move to Benin,
Africa, OS missionaries.
and Philip, 3. Melinda and her
husband, Charles, celebrated
their 13th wedding anniver-
sary. She is busy with the chil-
dren's activities, teaching
Sunday School and serving as
treasurer of the elementary
her husband celebrated their
13th anniversary ond the birth
of their first child, Grier Ed-
ward, in 1989. Zoe has retired
as a marketing representative
and enjoyed the free time dur-
ing her pregnancy, but re-
cently started a business,
"Zoe's Unusual Clothes" in
Corpus Christi, TX.
SHELBY RANDALL Mil-
lard's children— Chase, 7,
and Brandon, i — are meeting
interesting new friends and
enjoying their different and
exciting life in Hong Kong.
DANA LECKIE s regional
manager for the Continental
Rehabilitation Resources Divi-
sion of Continental Insurance
Company and has moved to
SHIRLEY M.DOUGLASS is
assistant nurse manager of the
cardioc stepdown unit at Rich-
mond Memorial Hospital.
MELINDA RATLIFF Galle-
gos has two children: Alan, 6,
REBECCA REGAN Keever
is working on a moster's de-
gree in psychology at Old Do-
minion University in Norfolk,
MARY JO vonTURY has
played "Myro" in Deathtrap
on Long Island and at the Lake
Placid Center for the Arts. She
has done some voice-over
work on TV commercials.
Mory Jo who lives in New
York, NY, is also singing and
playing her guitar at various
SARAH LAWRENCE Heald
is director of nuclear magnetic
resonance for Miles Pharma-
ceuticals in New
Haven, CT. Dr. Heald has
MELISSA RHODES McCue
is enjoying her two-year sab-
batical from Bell Atlantic to
care for her daughter, Molly.
Melissa's husband, Tom, is
teaching at Duquesne Univer-
sity in Pittsburgh, PA.
PAGE BRANTON Reed re
tired from Commerce Bank to
enjoy her one-year old son,
Coleman. Her husband,
Bruce, is vice president of Util
Corp United, a gas and utility
company based in Kansas
DIANE HEPFORD Lena-
han practices low part-time
at Lenahon and Dempsey, PC
in Scronton, Pennsylvania.
JILL BEYMER Stevens, her
husband, Ralph, and their
daughter, Whitney, are happy
in Huntington, WV.
Rodgers is expecting her
third child in April 1989. Mir-
iam is 7 and Baxter 2'/2. Toot-
sie's Children's Shoes in
Columbia, SC, is in its second
Ward, and her husband, T.
Bestor, have two children,
Reilly Kotheryne and Thomas
Bestor Ward, IV. They live in
LUCY MURPHY Boush is
now married to Mark Gran-
ville Boush, whom she met at
Virginia Commonwealth Uni-
versity while working on a de-
gree in interior design. She is
teaching eighth-grade science
and is a freelance interior de-
signer for Ukrop's Super-
markets, Inc. in Richmond, VA.
Her husband is o representa-
tive for Bentley Carpets.
PATRICIA HINES Phoenix
is excited about her advertis-
ing agency in Raleigh, NC,
which provides brochures,
flyers, and report covers for
ELOISE CLYDE Chandler is
owner and principal of on in-
vestment management firm in
Virginia Beach, VA. She has
three daughters: Patsy, born
September 8, 1989; Mimi, 6;
and Caroline, 4.
Harcus and her husband,
Sinclair, are delighted to be
building a new house in Mar-
McAlpin and her husband,
Morgan, have two children
and are living in Savannah,
JANE KLINE CHAPLIN
Brandenburg has a
daughter, Jesse Lynn, 2. Her
husband, Barry, is a Latin
teacher and coaches tennis
and soccer. Jane still rides
horses and is involved in vol-
unteer community projects.
Smith's husband, Roger,
died in June, 1989 of aplastic
anemia. She works at Riggs
Notional Bonk of Virginia in
PAMELA CABELL Bulter,
her husband. Will, and their
daughter live on Buggs Island
Lake in Clorksville, VA.
SARAH ZEANAH San-
ders is a homemaker caring
for a new daughter, Mary
Hunter. Sarah lives in Rich-
ELIZABETH SMITH Kirtz
and her husband, Jeffrey,
hove opened a new business,
Kirtz Moving and Transfer in
CAROLINE KING Wylie,
her husband and two children,
Mary Caroline, 4, and Vir-
ginia, 1, have moved to Lub-
GAYLE HOGG Wells and
her husband, William, ore liv-
ing on the island of Terceira in
the Azores, Portugal. Their
son, William, was born Oc-
tober 4, 1988.
MARLEAN LUMPKIN Da-
vis is working full time for Re-
nal Services at the University
of Virginia Medical Center.
Her son, Andrew Joseph, is
SUE REIN Lollis is a law li
brorion with Arnold, White
and Durkee in Houston, TX.
MARY NELL McPherson is
director of administration for
Habitat for Humonity of
MIMI MYER Hurst is o
charter financial analyst in
Little Rock, AK.
KING Smith of Charleston,
SC, survived hurricane Hugo.
TAMMY TRENT is director of
social work at Community Me-
morial Health Center in South-
MARGARET MARY LEWIS
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 37
is enrolled in a program of
commissioned lay preaching
in the Presbytery of West Vir-
ginia in Lewisburg, WV.
Meredith and her husband,
Mossie, have a son, William,
and a daughter, Margaret,
and live in Richmond, VA.
SHERRILL FEAGANS Jack
is hoping to moke everyone
proud of the new Tulsa Alum-
BARBARA HAAS is respon
sible for student attendance
accounting for the Arizona
State Department of Edu-
cation, School Finance, Phoe-
ROSIE SABALA is teaching,
coaching, and working on her
master's degree in San Anto-
CAROLYN DEW Gruens-
felder lives in Arlington, TX,
and is an accountant, fashion
model, wife, and mother of o
daughter, Courtney Collins.
new address is 94 Walnut Av-
enue, Somerset, NJ 08873.
MARGARET DUDLEY Al-
ford is the news editor for
KRTN NewsWire, the Knight-
Ridder newspapers wire serv-
ice in Washington, DC.
KATHRYN INABINET is a
student at Emory University
Chandler School of Theology
in Decatur, GA. She has two
boys: Graham Inabinet Chris-
ley, 5, and Austin O'Neal
MARY LYNN TUGGLE
GILLILAND and Bill hove
opened a Western Auto Store
in Greenwood, SC, and ore
enjoying the challenge of the
Bradley and her husband,
Carl, live in El Dorado, TX, and
have two daughters: Robin
Elizabeth and Mary Diana.
TAMMY VAN FOSSEN
Sours is a kindergarten
teacher at Stuarts Draft, VA,
Elementary School. Her hus-
band, Carl, is an automotive
technician and they have a
son, Benjamin Alan.
Adams and her son,
Matthew, who was two in Feb-
ruary, 1 990, live in Culpepper,
BONNIE BOURNE Law-
son and Walter have two chil-
dren: Ashley, 5, and Patrick, 2.
They live in Smithfield, VA.
JANIE RODRIGUEZ Vil-
larreal and her husband,
Arturo, have another son.
ELIZABETH NASH Dy-
ehe's store, 19 Petticoat Row,
in Nantucket, ME, is now in its
fourth year and doing well.
Elizabeth and her husband are
looking in Charlottesville, VA,
for second location for the
and her husband, Barry, have
moved to Orlando, FL. Kim is
an administrative and mar-
keting coordinator for Great
BETTY JO HAMILTON is
copy/layout editor for the
Daily News Leader in Staun-
Waldrop is sales manager
for Progressive Lighting in
Bodger is chairwoman of the
Public Relations Committee
for the Rochester Nurses'
Registry in Rochester, NY.
OLIVIA KINCAID Ho-
ney's husband, John, is
senior pastor of the Parish of
the Pastures, a three-chui-ch
parish in Deerfield, VA.
Raines has moved to 3801
Brighton Court, Alexandria,
KATHRYN SAGE Oden
and Michael hove two boys:
Michael, 4, and Billy, 2, and
live in Richmond, VA.
AMY GILLETTE Groes-
beclc and her husband, Todd,
live in Goithersburg, MD, and
hove two daughters: Dorothy
Pace and Alice Christine.
CHRISTIE BOYD Fockler is
a loan officer with a residen-
tial mortgage corporation in
Virginia Beach, VA. Christie
stays busy with her son, Blake,
7, and enjoys participating in
MBC functions and other com-
her husband, Milton, live in
HOOKER Van Vechten is
tive for Hooker Furniture in
Son Ramon, CA.
PAIGE LOVELACE Quilter
is a soles representative to de-
partment and specialty stores
in Richmond, VA, for Liz Clai-
borne and Calvin Klein
BARBARA PASCHALL is
president/event arranger for
R.S.V.P. Inc., Dallas, TX. She
has done every type of event
from debutante balls to the
opening of a retail strip center.
REBECCA JONES Gibson
is on assistant manager for a
ladies' retail clothing store in
ELLEN WINGER Moomaw
is working as a research
biochemist for Agouron Phar-
maceuticals, Inc. in La Jolla,
REBECCA LYNN LO-
VINGOOD completed her
master's of physical oceanog-
raphy from Old Dominion
University in 1987. Rebecca
works OS a civilian employee
at the Naval Oceonogrophic
office in New Orleans, LA. She
is involved in the Sidell Little
Theatre and taking voice
Denn received the Outstand-
ing Practice Award from the
Maryland Occupational Ther-
apy Association. Barbara and
LOREHA VIGIL Tobb has
been a stockbroker with Dean
Witter in Richmond, VA, for
five years. Loretta and her
husband, John, hove a two-
LAURA JOSEPHTHAL is
teaching first grade in Flu-
vanna County, VA, and is choir
of the Charlottesville Alumnae
Chapter. She is planning to
move to New Orleans, LA.
SALLY PRUEH Putnam s
director of social services at
Alleghany Hospital in Clifton
SHAWN BROWN Thomp-
son has moved to Oklahoma
City and started a new job as o
soles representative for Smith,
Kline, and French.
ANNE BEVERLY McCor-
mack studied the auction
business and fine and decora-
tive arts in the field of Ameri-
can Art in Sotheby's American
Arts course in New York, NY.
DEIDRE FLEMING Dough-
erty and her husband, Guy,
just purchased a new home in
Richland Hills, TX.
Calhoon loves living and
working in New York City. She
chaired a Cancer Core benefit
last spring held in on art gal-
lery in Tribeco.
Grover enjoys living in
SUSAN JONES Crawford
is an associate stockholder
representative in the corpo-
rate secretary's office in Leba-
LISA KATHRYN GA-
VAZZI-Johnson is a re-
search technical trainer for
Roche Biomedical, Burlington,
COURTNEY DEWEY is as
sistant county administrator
for the Hanover Court in Rich-
Summers enjoys being an
Annual Fund volunteer and
co-choir of the Columbia, SC,
Alumnae Chapter. "It'sagreot
way to stay involved with
ELIZABETH DUDLEY is as
sistant vice president for
marketing of Capitoline In-
vestment Products, on invest-
ment subsidiary of Crestar
Bonk in Richmond, VA.
LEIGH ANNE MICHAEL
Whitacre has worked for
Morgan Stanley for five years
and is pursuing an MBA at
American University in
ASTER DAWIT owns a shop
specializing in French per-
fumes and cosmetics, Cosme-
tiques et Porfumerie, in
downtown Washington, DC.
LILLIAN ROBYN FOX-
Johnson and her husband,
David, hove two children: Da-
vid Edward and Parker Hunt.
They live in Danville, PA.
AMY CHRISTINE Lawler
received her moster's in Eng-
lish from Emory University,
MARY KATHRYN HOCK-
MAN is a registered agent
and registered representative
for The Prudential in Harpers
38 May 1990
NANCY CROOK is a con
tracts executive for Kendo
Systenns, Inc., a software engi-
neering contract firm near
Wosfiington, DC. Nancy fre-
quently visits witfi GEOR-
83, PATTY KAPNISTOS-
Struble '83, Dr. Ken Arm-
strong, and TAMMY DING-
BARBARA KILEY Green s
on account representative
with temporary employment
service in Norfolk, VA.
KERRI GLENN Byrne has Q
son Timmy, 3, and a daughter,
SUSAN STOVER graduated
from Washington and Lee's
Low school and is a lawyer in
New York, NY.
JENNELLE C. SAUNDERS
graduated from the Medical
School at the University of Vir-
ginia and is working as a resi-
dent in internal medicine at the
University of California in San
CYDNEY A. BASSEn has
moved to Fair Oaks, CA, from
Patterson has moved to
Eglin AFB, FL, where her hus-
band is on the Inspector Gen-
eral's team. They have two
sons, Nathan and Johnnie.
SANDRA KAY HARRISON
is an English teacher atQuing-
dao Medical College in
Quingdao, Shandong Prov-
ince, People's Republic of
China. She would love to show
China to any member of the
SARAH WAGNER Golli-
day's husband is vice presi-
dent of First Wachovia Bank in
Winston-Salem, NC. Sarah is
full-time mother with a
daughter, Caroly Carlson.
ANN EVERETT Rentiers
and her husband. Ken, live in
MONICA COOPER is a
credit manager at Stanley Fur-
niture in Martinsville, VA,
teaching at Patrick Henry
Community College and
working on her moster's de-
gree in English at Hollins
STACIE HAMILTON re
ceived her master's degree in
social work from Virginia
and is working as on investi-
gative counselor at the Rich-
mond Juvenile and Domestic
Relations District Court
R. J. LANDIN Loderick is
Judith Ann Clegg Switzer '85 and her bridesmaids: Eleanor
Montague Smith '85, Lara Schneider '85, Kelly Andrews '85, and
Mandy McDaniel Hedgecough '85 at Judith 's wedding to
Gregory Allen Scott Switzer, December 16, 1989. Also pictured is
Karen Braxton Tufford '87 and her bridesmaids: Libby Miller '
Claudine Bregida '87, and Martha Coates Sylvers '87; at Karen's
wedding to Scott Alan Tufford at Evelynton Plantation near
Williamsburg, VA, June 24, 1989.
training to be director of
marketing for Group hiealth
Administrators of VA, Inc., and
learning all phases of self-
funded insurance on a corpo-
ployee benefit program. R. J.
is in her second term as chair
of the Richmond Alumnae
SANDRA GILLIAM is pro
duction-training specialist for
Chesterfield County, VA.
CANDACE GODSEY is
coordinating producer at
Pristine Productions in Rich-
mond, VA, and assistant di-
rector for a national golf
show. All About Golf
ANN HALL BRANSCOME
Kendall and her husband,
John, have moved to Rich-
mond, VA, where Ann is a new
associate in the law firm of
Mays & Valentine.
AMY BRIDGE is marketing
for Bell South Communica-
tions Systems in Roanoke, VA.
ALICE KANE Blair is work
ing in fundraising at the
National Headquarters of the
American Red Cross in
LINDA HESSON Phillips is
employed by Westinghouse in
the purchasing department at
Savannah River Sight, Aiken,
ELLIS "BEAUFU" HER-
BERT is a production special-
ist responsible for news audio,
character generation, and di-
recting news briefs and public
service shows in Richmond,
DENISE KUHN is a graphic
for the design and production
of all publications produced
by Washington & Lee Univer-
sity in Lexington, VA.
ELIZABETH LINDEN is a
producer/director and ac-
count executive for a produc-
company in the northern Vir-
ginia area. She teaches aer-
obics and advises members of
a health club on health care
and conditioning, and is also
pursuing a career as o model
in television commercials.
Elizabeth lives in Herndon,
Mays is on agent for State
Farm Insurance in Blacksburg,
ALLISON YOUNG is an OS
sistant director for PEG at
MBC and is involved with stu-
dent recruitment, conference
presentations, publicity, cor-
respondence, and advertising.
Tlie Man/ Baldzviii Magazine 39
KYM BROWN is a desktop
publisher with Jolly & Kline in
Harrisonburg, VA, and does
layouts of magazines, news-
letters, and newspaper ads.
REBECCA GIBBS is in her
second year as on assistant
director of admissions for
MBC. She lives with ANNE
HOLLAND 88, SUSAN
EASLER 86 and REBECCA
WALKER '89 in Staunton, VA.
CHRISTINE DENFELD is en
gaged to Jerry Berry. Christine
is an assistant program man-
ager for the American Cham-
ber of Commerce Executives
in northern Virginia.
DENISE DORSEY Mitleh-
ner and her husband, Gary,
are the proud owners of a new
house in Fayetteville, NC, and
a Rottweiller puppy named
MARGARET A. HARTLEY
Buchanan is working as a
legal assistant and her hus-
band, Eric, is a student naval
aviator in Mitlon, FL.
BARBARA WEAKS SUT-
TON is an assistant executive
director and personnel man-
ager for the Saqwuaro Foun-
dation which provides group
homes and apartments for the
developmental disabled in
Yuma, AZ, Her husband,
Matthew, is on agent with the
US Border Patrol.
INGRID ERICKSON is
working for Scali, McCabe
and Sloves, on advertising
agency in New York City, and
is planning to attend graduate
REBECCA WALKER is
working in the admission of-
fice of MBC.
SUE ACHEY and ANNE
DORST are working at Delia
Femina, McNamee WCRS,
Inc., m New York City. KRISTI
ODOM and CONNIE PAIR
'88 are Anne's roommates.
AMY GUPTON Nelson
and her husband, Richard, live
in Clarksville, VA, where Ann
is on office manager and
treasurer of Gupton Insulation
JULIE PATRICK King loves
teaching kindergarten at
Ladysmith Primary School in
ANNE MORRIS BYFORD is
attending the Baylor College
of Medicine in Houston, TX.
MARSHA WILKINS Owen '69 and Thomas: twin boys, Zachary
Thomas and Benjamin Wilkins, June 24, 1988.
JULIE MAYS Cannell '70 and Scott: a son, Patrick Harrison, June
JULIA HENLEY Hopklnson '72 and Thomas: a daughter, Eliza-
beth Henley, October 30, 1988.
KAREN BRAMMERAUSTIN '72, a daughter, Olivia Austin Robin-
son, September 9, 1989.
MARGARET IVEY Baclgal '73 and Ronald: a son, Robert Scott,
September 28, 1988.
ELIZABETH HUNSUCKER Lane '74 and Richard: a son, Richard
Austin, April 7, 1989.
FLORENCE Pressly '74 and Howard: a son, Boyce Pressly, De-
GRETCHEN CLEMEN Morris '75 and Blair: a daughter, Rebecca
Clemen, April 5, 1989.
ELLEN LUTZ Hardin '75 and Harry: a daughter, Allison Knowles,
ROBIN NEEL Prince '75 and Timothy: a daughter, Lillian Fairchild,
October 20, 1989.
ANNE LONIQUIST Moore '75 and Scott: a son, Jonathan Taylor,
MARY RUTH MISITI Richardson 76 and Michael: a son, Brian
Michael, April 13, 1989.
MARGARET LYBRAND Ryland '76 and Jamie: a son, Sims Ly-
brond, November 2, 1989.
KAREN ADAMS Daniel '76 and Fred: a son, Nathan Edwards
Daniel, January 3, 1990.
PAMELA DUNBAR Kreger '76 and A. B.: a daughter, Margaret
Bradley, Februory 25, 1989.
LOUISE KING Cavanagh '77 and John: a son Charles Gilliond,
July 4, 1989.
DIANE HEPFORD Lenahan '77 and John: a daughter, Hayley
Miller, September 17, 1989.
CAROLYN HEDGE Baird '77 and James: a daughter, Hollee
Carolyn, February 7, 1989.
LANGHORNE AMMONETTE Ellis 77 and Barringer: a dough
ter, Caroline, June 22, 1988.
MARY ALICE PARRISH PassagaluppI 78 and V^illiam: a
KATHRYN REDFORD O'Mara '78 and Paul: a daughter, Kelly
Redford, September 11, 1989.
LAVALETTE LACY Jennings '78 and Foster: a son, Malcolm
Foster, October 27, 1989.
HEIDI GOELTZ Clemmer '78 and Gregory: a son, Daniel Boiling,
April 14, 1989.
SUSAN JONES Hendricks '78 and Brett: a daughter, Margaret
Campbell, August 22, 1989.
PATRICIA BULLOCK Barton '79 and Ben: a son, Ben Reed,
August 9, 1989.
KAREN MAHHEWS Winchester '79 and John: a daughter, Eliz-
abeth Ann, November 25, 1988.
LeANN HAMILTON Heizer '79 and Thomas: a son, Thomas
Andrew, July 16, 1989.
CARY KENDALL Mitchener '79 and James: a son, James S., July
RIKI MOORE Price '79 and Frederick: a son, Robert Henry, Oc-
tober 23, 1989.
LESLIE DORE Hogan '79 and John: a daughter, Virginia, Septem-
ber 15, 1989.
SUSAN WALKER Scola '80 and George: a son, Joseph Heston.
PATSY K.Thornley '80 and Thomas: a daughter. Sue, July 2, 1 989.
ELIZABETH GULBENK Balentine 80 and Robert: a son, Robert
McGee, July 13, 1989.
40 May 1990
MELISSA SMITH Derse '80 and John: a son, October 31 , 1 989. MARRIAGES
LOUISE HEMPHILL Ullom '80 and Brian: a daughter, Faith Eliza-
beth, June 26, 1989.
MARY LYNN TUGGLE Gilliland '80 and Bilh a son, William
McKay, October 19, 1989.
CATHERINE JOLLY Kerr '80 and William: a son, William A. Kerr II,
December 13, 1989.
ALICE MARSHALL Glass '80 and Scott: a daughter, Alexandra
Claire, June 2, 1989.
LORI SMITH Piatt '81 and Roderick: o son, Hamilton, January 1 2,
ELIZABETH SILVER Burton '81 and J.E.: a son, James Edward,
November 17, 1989.
STEPHANIE CARLSON Brennan '82 and Michael: a son, Patrick
Michael, March 17, 1989.
ADELE LOGAN MOORE Lane and Hank: a son, David Simpson,
May 31, 1989.
BARBARA NICODEMUS Denn '82 and Milton: a son, Orion
PRISCILLA MOODY Huffman '82 and David: a son, Whitson
Andrew, April 26, 1989.
ELIZABETH WATKINS Moore '82 and Thomas: a daughter,
Madison Elizabeth, August 11, 1989.
SUSAN WILSON Clark '82 and James: a daughter, Ashton Evan
JENNIFER HALL Costello '82 and William: a son, Timothy Daniel
January 12, 1990.
ANNE BROYLES Proctor '83 and David: a son, Thomas Brooks
KATHRYN ROTTY Jackson '83 and Alan: a son, Stuart Alan,
November 9, 1 989.
LILLIAN McCLUNG Gilbert '83 and Richard: a daughter, Kensey
Adair, January 1, 1989.
CAROLYN McCLURE Turner '83 and Charles: a son, Charles
LAURA WILSON Young '84 and George: a son, John, May 9,
JENNIFER LAMBERT SIsk '84 and Geoffrey: a daughter, Eliza-
beth Blakeley, July 2, 1989.
MARY SUSAN STEFFEY Traxler '84 and Gary: a daughter,
Kathryn Mary, September 1, 1989.
ASTER DAWIT '84 and Fred Thomas: a daughter. Aster Addis, April
LILLIAN ROBYN FOX-Johnsen 84 and David: a son, Parker
Hunt, June 2, 1989.
FRANCES FITCH LEWIS '53 to Thomas C. Ruff.
KATHERINE EARLY '65 to David R. Dougherty, July 29, 1989.
MARY GWEN HALSY '69 to George Lyda, October 7, 1989. (see
ANN ALLEN '71 to Colonel Fred Czerner, June 17, 1989.
DOROTHY MAY THOMPSON '73 to Douglas W. Ferris, June 30,
CLAIRE COLBERT '76 to Robert Stephen Mills, December 30, 1 989.
LISA KIMBALL KING '78 to Dr. Alexander Andrew Strotienko
October 28, 1989.
DEBORAH ANNE RIDENOUR '78 and James Wykowski.
SUSAN ALEXANDER TUCKER '80 to Craig Martin Barfield,
November 25, 1989.
GLENDA WHITAKER '81 to Dr. Kenneth C. Knoll, November 4,
MICHELLE ANNEHE HOWARD '81 to Randall J. Dase, Novem-
ber 11, 1989.
KATHERINE CLAIRE KETCHUM '81 to Charles Eric LeDoyen,
October 28, 1989.
EDITH WELLS PARDOE '82 to Robert Webb, October 7, 1989.
ROBIN REXINGER '83 to Richard Andrew Mayberry, July 1989.
LEIGH ANNE MICHAEL '84 to Lee Samuel Whitocre.
MARY SANTUCCI '84 to Andrew Townsend, May 20, 1989.
BARBARA KILEY '84 to Nathaniel Green, January 1, 1989.
JUDITH ANN CLEGG '85 to Gregory Allen Scott Switzer.
MARGARET RUE COLEMAN '85 to David Park Billings, Novem-
ber 25, 1989.
DARA ASTON WEIR '85 to Scott Jonathan Furash, October 7,
BARBARA CURREY '85 to Gary Steven Oseroff, September 9,
SUSAN MARIE BROECKERto Christopher Scott Gish, November
KAREN LYNEE LATSHAW '86 to Lawrence Schaub, November
MAUREEN K. SUTHERLAND '86 to Dean F. Sodok, October 1 8,
THERESA ANN McCLANAHAN 87 to Jack Garnett Steinberg,
September 3, 1989.
ROXANNE WEEKS '87 to John M. Gillespie, December 1 0, 1 989.
LISA DAYE DRESSLER '88 to 1st Lt. Timothy William Walrod, July
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 41
BARBARA WEAKS '88 to Matthew C. Sutton, July 8, 1989.
MARGARET A. HARTLEY '88 to Ensign Eric L. Buchanan, June 3,
DERRETH SCHOTT '88 to Garry W. Kite, August 26, 1989.
FRANCEE MOORE '89 to Brad Preston, July 15, 1989.
SARAH SMITHSON STUART '89 to Bruce Allen Carney.
KIMBERLY C. SCHALOW '89 to Russell Spencer Sloane, Novem-
ber 18, 1989.
ANN MICHELLE BONENIZER '89 to Mark W. Clorkson, Septem-
ber 16, 1989.
ROBIN ANNE WESTLUND '89 to Rob Johnson, July 15, 1989.
TRACY COLEMAN '89 to John Loughhead, June 24, 1989.
PAULA M. VEST '89 to Reverend Stanley Woodfolk, May 20, 1 989.
LULIE JOHNSTON Taussig '06, August 30, 1989.
MARGARET PEALE Wright 10, October 1, 1989.
MARGARET HANNA Krisle 14, October 7, 1989
MARY ALICE McCLURE '15, January 10, 1990.
ELIZABETH PEACHY HODGE Risser 15, December 30, 1^
MARY LOIS GARDNER 1 8, July 1 1 , 1 989
VIRGINIA OVERBY Griswold 21.
MARIAN ADAIR Fleming 23
MARY VIRGINIA BullMoose 25
LOUISIA KOCHLITZHY Crawford 25
ELSIE CARLETON Olsson 28
ELEANOR DANIEL Knox 28, February 15, 1988
DOROTHY WRIGHT Reed 29
FREDA STEIN Hewes '37, December 22, 1989.
MARTHA SLAVEN Canada 45, June 4, 1989
MARTHA BUSSA Hiclcs '45, August 28, 1989.
BETTY JAMISON Rote '50, November, 1989.
ELIZABETH CASEY RadulskI 56
KATHERINE CARTMELL Ferrell 64, November 30, 1989
Catherine Mims, former English teacher died October 7, 1989.
Alumnae honor seniors at
dinner during Leadership
Weekend, March 1990.
Top: (L to Rj Susan Johnson
High '62, Cynthia Knight
Wier '68, Kellie Warner '90.
Bottom: (L to R) Cecilia Stock
'90, Jennifer Netting '90, Lori
Smith '90, Kathy Slough '90.
Resume Network Service
The Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life
Planning and the Office of Alumnae Activities are
working together to provide Mary Baldwin alumnae
with a computerized resume networking service. The
service is available without charge to all Mary Bald-
win alumnae, their spouses and family members.
This resume network, which is managed and mar-
keted to employers by Lundy Associates, Inc., gives
alumnae the opportunity to have their resumes
screened by employers from across the country.
Employers can search the database to find those
resumes that match the requirements for specific job
openings in their organizations. The resumes in the
database, which are from alumnae of Mary Baldwin
and other independent colleges and universities
throughout the country, are protected so that only
qualified employers have access to the database.
To receive complete information about the resume
network service and an application form, please
Rebecca Harmon, Employment Development Specialist
The Rosemarie Sena Center
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, Virginia 2440 1
42 May 1990
MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
Proposed Revision of
The Alumnae Board recommends that the Association's Constitution be revised to reflect the current practice
and goals of the Board and the Association. Because the changes are too numerous to list separately, the entire
Constitution with the proposed revisions is printed below.
All members of the Alumnae Association will be asked to vote to accept the revisions during the Annual Meeting
held during Homecoming, on May 26, 1990.
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
MARY BALDWIN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
Article I — NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Mary Baldwin
The purpose of the Association shall be to further the inter-
ests of Mary Baldwin College, to maintain and promote
alumnae participation in the development of the College, to
act as a medium for securing and disseminating accurate
information concerning the College and its alumnae, and to
keep the bond between Mary Baldwin and its alumnae close
Section 1. Any former student of the Augusta Female
Seminary, Mary Baldwin Seminary, or Mary Baldwin Col-
lege shall be considered a member ipso facto and shall be
entitled to vote.
Section 2. The Board of Directors, by a three-fourths vote
of those present, may nominate anyone for honorary mem-
bership on the Board or in the Association, and such nomi-
nees may be elected at the Annual Meeting to honorary
membership. Honorary members of the Board of Directors
may not be voting members.
Section 3. The Board of Directors, by a three-fourths vote
of those present, may nominate any alumnae they deem
qualified to life membership on the Board and such nomi-
nees may be elected to life membership at the annual meet-
ing. Such members shall be non-voting members on the
Board of Directors.
Article IV — MEETINGS
Section 1. The annual meeting of the Association shall be
held at Mary Baldwin College. Forty members present shall
constitute a quorum.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Board of Directors, to
be held at the College, may be called by the President of the
Association, or upon written request of ten members. At such
meetings, those members present shall constitute a quorum.
Article V — NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS
Section 1. Nominations for elective officers and for mem-
bers of the Board of Directors shall be made by the Nomi-
nating Committee. Nominations may also be made by
written petition. These nominations by petition must be filed
with the Executive Director of Alumnae Activities at least one
month before elections at the annual meeting.
Section 2. Officers and members of the Board of Direc-
tors shall be elected at the annual meeting. Terms of office
shall commence on the first of July following the election.
Sections. Following the election of officers and members
of the Board of Directors, the results shall be published and
distributed to all members of the Association.
Article VI — BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the
Association. It shall consist of the elected officers, the mem-
bers-at-large, one member of the student body who is a
member of the senior class, and the immediate post Presi-
dent, who serves for one year following her term as Presi-
dent. The voting members of the Board of Directors shall not
exceed 40 in number. At least one meeting a year shall be
held at the College. Those members present shall constitute
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Article VII — OFFICERS
Section 1. Theelectedofficersof the Association shall be:
a President, a Vice President, chairmen of the following
committees: Admissions, Annual Giving, Chapter Develop-
ment, Continuing Education, Finance, fHomecoming, Nomi-
nating, and Student Relations, a Recording Secretary. The
Executive Director of Alumnae Activities shall be an ex-offi-
cio officer and is not entitled to vote.
Section 2. The President, Vice President, and two commit-
tee chairmen shall be elected for a two-year term in the even
years and two committee chairmen shall be elected for a
two-year term in the odd years. These officers should hove
served as a member-ot-large on the Board of Directors at
some time before their election to office, preferoby the
preceding year. An officer may be eligible for immediate
re-election for one additional term.
A Recording Secretary shall be elected for a two-year
term in the odd years and shall automatically become a
member-at-large for one more year unless she served on the
Board immediately prior to her election to office.
Section 3. The President shall preside at meetings of the
Association and of the Board of Directors; shall appoint all
committees and fill vacancies occurring on the Board be-
tween elections; she shall submit a report of her work annu-
ally and shall perform such other duties as her office
requires. She shall serve ex-officio on committees.
Section 4. The Vice President shall assist the President and
shall assume her duties in the event of her absence or
incapacity. She shall chair the Fall Leadership Conference.
Section 5. The Recording Secretary shall take the minutes
of regular and called meetings of the Association, the Board
of Directors and the Foil Leadership Conference. These
minutes shall be put in permanent form and kept on file in the
Section 6. The Executive Director of Alumnae Activities
shall be elected annually by the Board of Trustees on recom-
mendation of the President of the College, and with the
approval of the Alumnae Board of Directors. The Executive
Director shall be the executive agent of the Association and
shall cooperate with the officers of the Board of Directors
and with the various committees designated to fulfill the
purpose of the Association. The Executive Director of Alum-
nae Activities shall be responsible administratively to the
President of the College through such channels as he or she
designates, and, in matters of policy of the Alumnae Associ-
ation, to the Board of Directors.
Article VIII — MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Section 1. Members-at-lorge on the Board of Directors
shall be elected by the Association and the term shall be
three years. They shall be divided into three elective classes
and shall not be eligible for re-election to a successive term
except as officers or committee chairmen of the Association.
The President, with the help of the Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities, shall appoint members-at-lorge to serve
OS working members on the various committees.
Section 2. One member of the student body shall serve on
the Board of Directors as a member-at-large for a term of
three years, beginning with and including the senior year of
her matriculation. She shall be elected by her classmates
before the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association in her
junior year. A vacancy may be filled by election at anytime
Article IX — STANDING COMMIHEES
Section 1. The standing committees of the Association
shall be the Executive, Admissions, Annual Giving, Chapter
Development, Continuing Education, Finance, Homecom-
ing, Nominating, and Student Relations. Other standing
committees may be created by the Board of Directors and
their duties specified. The size of the committees, except the
Executive Committee, shall be determined by the President
with the help of the Executive Director of Alumnae Activities.
Section 2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of
the officers of the Association, the Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities, and all the chairmen of standing com-
mittees. The Executive Committee shall act with the authority
and responsibility of the Board of Directors between meet-
ings and shall serve as an advisory council for the President
of the College for such matters as may be submitted. The
Executive Committee is empowered to appoint a President in
the event of a vacancy before the next election, to serve until
such election. Those present shall constitute a quorum.
Section 3. A Nominating Committee, composed of at
least three members of the Association, shall be appointed
by the President with the help of the Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities. If enough nominations have not been
received from the membership of the Alumnae Association,
the Committee shall nominate persons for election to offices,
membership on the Board of Directors, and Alumnae Trus-
tees. The Nominating Committee shall also submit to the
Board the names of alumnae deserving of the Emily Smith
Medallion, the Emily V^^irsing Kelly Leadership Award, the
Career Achievement Award, the Service to Church Award
and the Service to Community and other such honors as the
Board chooses to bestow.
Section 4. The Vice President shall plan the program for
the Alumnae Leadership Conference with the help of the
President of the Association and the Executive Director of
Alumnae Activities. The Alumnae Leadership Conference
shall consist of the Board of Directors and those who hold
other specific volunteer positions in the Association. The
purpose of the Alumnae Leadership Conference shall be to
strengthen the relationship between the alumnae and the
College and to act as a means of educating alumnae volun-
teers for their various duties. There shall be one meeting a
year at the College, and those present shall constitute a
Section 5. The Student Relations Committee, chaired by
the under-groduate representative, shall establish and fos-
ter closer relationships between the undergraduates and the
alumnae whenever possible. This committee should recog-
nize the fact that much of the groundwork for developing
interested and concerned alumnae is done in the under-
44 May 1990
graduate years. The committee should be composed of the
chairperson, a representative from each of the four under-
graduate classes, and the President, and an Office of Alum-
nae Activities staff member.
Section 6. The Admissions Committee shall be concerned
with the policies and programs of admission to the College.
This committee shall work in cooperation with the Executive
Director of Admissions, the Director of Alumnae Admissions
and alumnae admissions volunteers.
Section 7. The Annual Giving Committee shall be con-
cerned with the policies and program of the Annual Fund
campaign for gifts to Mary Baldwin College from alumnae,
parents, trustees, and friends. This committee shall work
with the Development staff. It is the responsibility of the
Annual Giving Committee to promote and assist in all efforts
for Annual Giving.
Section 8. The Chapter Development Committee shall be
concerned with the policies and programs for alumnae
chapters. This committee shall work in cooperation with the
chapter presidents and with the Director of Chapter
Section 9. The Continuing Education Committee shall rec-
ommend to the Board a continuing education program for
alumnae and shall help carry out any such projects which the
Association, in conjunction with the College, shall sponsor.
Section 10. The Finance Committee shall be concerned
with the financial programs and policies of the Association.
The committee shall prepare the annual budget and present
it for approval of the Board at the spring meeting. All
requests for financial support from the Association shall be
directed to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee
shall also be responsible for the evaluation and administra-
tion of all fundroising projects of the Association. The com-
mittee shall work in cooperation with the Executive Director
of Alumnae Activities.
2. The Nominating Committee of the Alumnae Associ-
ation shall assume the responsibility for presenting
two names to the President of the College for ap-
proval by the Board of Trustees.
3. At the spring meeting of the Board of Trustees, one of
the names presented shall be chosen by the Board to
be asked to serve as on alumna trustee.
4. The name of the alumna chosen by the Board of
Trustees shall then be presented for approval to the
Alumnae Association at large at its annual meeting.
The purpose of alumnae trustees shall be to encourage and
maintain closer contact between the College Board of Trus-
tees and the Alumnae Association as a whole, and between
the trustees and the Board of the Association in particular.
Alumnae Trustees shall be invited and encouraged to attend
all Board of Directors meetings.
Article XI — ALUMNAE CHAPTERS
A group of alumnae, in order to further the purpose of the
Association, may organize a branch by notifying the Office
of Alumnae Activities of their intent. Such o branch shall be
known as an alumnae chapter and may designate other
wording in its name. At their discretion, they may elect
officers, notifying the Office of Alumnae Activities of their
names immediately after election. They may collect dues
and moke by-laws not inconsistent with this constitution.
Article XII — AMENDMENTS
This constitution and its by-laws may be amended at any
annual meeting of the Association by the vote of three-
fourths of the members present, provided that the proposed
changes hove been approved by the Board of Directors and
provided that due notice of said changes has been given at a
previous meeting or has been issued to all members at least
one month before the vote is to be taken.
Article XIII — REVIEW
Section 11. The Homecoming Committee shall be ap-
pointed by the President with the help of the Executive Direc-
tor of Alumnae Activities. The committee shall be concerned
with the planning of activities and programs for Alumnae
Homecoming Weekend. This committee shall work in coop-
eration with the Executive Directorof Alumnae Activities and
the Reunion Class Chairs.
Article X — ALUMNAE TRUSTEES
Five alumnae shall serve on the College Board of Trustees.
One trustee shall be elected each year and she shall serve
for a five-year term. The procedure for election shall be as
1 . In College publications and material from the Alum-
nae Office, the membership of the Alumnae Associ-
ation, individually or through the Alumnae Chapters,
shall be invited to submit nominations for the position
of alumna trustee. Such nominations with biographi-
cal sketches are to be submitted to the Executive
Director of Alumnae Activities.
This constitution and its by-laws shall be subject to review at
least every five years by a committee appointed by the
President of the Association.
Article XIV — PROCEDURE
Roberts Revised Rule of Order shall govern the Association
in all coses in which they are applicable.
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All alumnae of Mary Baldwin College are invited to submit
nominations for the Alumnae Association Board of Directors,
as well as for the Association's top awards. Submissions will be
considered by the Nominating Committee of the Alumnae
Board this fall. The new class of Board members-at-large will
begin their terms of office in July 1991, and awards will be
presented in May 1991.
Board of Directors
The Alumnae Association Board of Directors rep-
resents the 10,000+ alumnae of Mary Baldwin Col-
lege on a national basis and provides leadership to
the College and the alumnae body. Members of the
Alumnae Board have distinguished themselves in
their personal lives, careers, and in service to the
College. They are responsible for promoting the Col-
lege on an on-going basis and for guiding the Alum-
nae Association in its projects, policies, and financial
Membership: Members-at-large serve a three-
year term; officers serve a two-year term per office
following a term as a member-at-lorge; each mem-
ber-at-large will work on a committee of the Board.
Meetings: Attendance at biannual business meet-
ings is required for all members; committee meetings
are held as called by the president or committee
Community Representation: All Board mem-
bers continually strive to represent the missions, pro-
grams, and activities of the College and the Alumnae
Association in their communities; all Board members
are strongly encouraged to be active in MBC alum-
nae functions and programs in their communities; all
Board members are urged to serve as an information
resource in their communities for promotion of the
College Support: All Board members ore ex-
pected to support the College financially through
participation in the Annual Fund and other cam-
paigns to the best of their ability.
Nomination Criteria for
Emily Smith Medallion
Mary Baldwin alumnae have performed outstand-
ing service in many areas of American life. Some
have received public acclaim; others who have
served just as fully hove not been recognized. The
Board of Trustees, believing that all such alumnae
should be recognized in a tangible way, established
the Emily Smith Medallion Award, named for Emily
Pancal<e Smith of Staunton, Virginia, herself a distin-
The Emily Smith Medallion each year honors an
alumna who has mode outstanding contributions to
her community, church, the College, and the Com-
monwealth, if she is a Virginian.
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award
This award was established in 1 986 by the Alumnae
Association and the Class of 1 963 in memory of Emily
V\/irsing Kelly '63, a distinguished leader for Mary
Baldwin, her community, and family.
This award will honor those alumnae who have
demonstrated outstanding service and excellence in
leadership on behalf of Mary Baldwin College.
Career Achievement Award
Outstanding career performance demonstrates the
value of a liberal arts education and serves as an
inspiration for our current students. This award was
established in 1986 by the Alumnae Association to
honor alumnae who hove broughtdistinction to them-
selves and Mary Baldwin College through their ca-
reer or professions.
Service to Church Award
This award, established in 1986 by the Alumnae
Association, recognizes the close and important re-
lationship that has existed between Mary Baldwin
College and the Presbyterian Church since the Col-
lege's founding. The Service to Church Award honors
those alumnae who hove provided distinguished ser-
vice to their churches and spiritual communities.
Service to Community Award
Established in 1 986, the Community Service Award
honors those alumnae of Mary Baldwin College who
have provided distinguished and outstanding volun-
teer service to their communities, and who have
brought honor to their Alma Mater through their
The recipients of all these awards shall be nomi-
nated by Mary Baldwin alumnae. No more than two
awards in each category will be given each year, with
the exception of the Emily Smith Medallion, for which
there is no such restriction.
46 May 1990
Alumnae Association Board of Directors
Membership Nomination Form
Business Address, if applicable:
Special Accomplishments, Awards, Honors:
Present or past work with the Alumnae Association:
(Continued on Reverse Side)
Nomination For Alumnae Awards
In recognition of distinguished service and accomplishments, 1 would like to nominate the
following alumna to receive the: (check one)
Fmily Smith Medallion Career Achievement Award
F.mily Kelly leaHership Award Service tn Churrh Award
Service to Community Award
Activities and Afhifv^mfntt;-
inued on Reverse Side)
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Alumnae Association Board of Directors
Family: Husband's name and occupation:
strengths to the Ah
Setjd nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College,
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1990.
Nomination For Alumnae Awards
I believe she is worthy of this prestigious award because:
(Attach additional information if needed)
Send nonmations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College,
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1990.
OFFERS IN-DEPTH STUDY
For several years now, Mary Baldwin's aca-
demic year has included a third term offered
immediately following the conclusion of the
traditional spring semester. May Term, as it is
known now, offers students opportunities to
take courses which might not otherwise be of-
fered. During the three and one-half week
period, students experience a different kind of
course format, and study subjects more inten-
sively. Many also use May Term to complete
Last year during May Term, Rick Plant taught
a course in creative writing, and, via computers,
Michael Gentry guided students through the
mysteries of statistics. In "War and Film," stu-
dents of Mary Hill Cole gained insight into film
images of the wars we have fought. Students in
"American Political and Social Criticism" read
The Closing of the American Mind and were guided
through in-depth discussions and study by
David Mason. Courses were also offered that
focused on women's issues within the fields of
religion, psychology, and economics. Anne
McGovem and Dorothy Mulberry taught courses
in everyday French and Spanish conversation.
Off campus, Mary Baldwin students could
be found all over the world. Eric Jones and his
field biology students trooped through the Blue
Ridge eight hours a day. Bob Allen's class in
Dixieland jazz traveled to New Orleans, and
three courses were offered abroad: "Art in
Florence" with Mary Echols; "Spanish in
Madrid" with Barbara Ely; and "Theatre in
London" with Virginia Francisco. Gordon Ham-
mock and students in "International Business"
visited eight major business organizations in
New York City.
This year. May Term courses — over 50 of
them — promise to be equally exciting. Mary Hill
Cole will be taking students to England for "Ren-
aissance and Reformation." Anne McGovern
will be in Aix-en-Provence with senior French
students. Biology students, supervised by Eric
Jones and Lundy Pentz, will be involved in a
project with the Headlands Soil
and Water Conservation Dis-
trict. They will collect base data
about the current quality of the
area's water, helping to identify
water pollutants. Dorothy Mul-
berry will be teaching "Spanish
And, this year, Gordon Ham-
mock will spend a week in
Washington with students en-
rolled in "Business and Society."
After returning from New
York last May, Mr. Hammock
wrote an account of his class'
trip. Portions of that report are
printed in this issue of the
magazine, giving readers a
view inside the realm of inter-
national business and high-
lighting just one of the many
opportunities offered to stu-
dents during May Term. A
Students (L to Rj Yuki Sotake
'90 and Asako Satomi '92 in
the French Quarter of New
Orleans, May Term 1989.
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HANDS-ON IN NEW YORK CITY
by Gordon Hammock
If one wants to learn about the changing interna-
tional business environment, New York City is
the place to go. And that's exactly where eigh-
teen students in the International Business class
spent a week gaining first-hand experience dur-
ing May Term 1989.
The trip was arranged to focus on four major
areas of international business: (1) significant
developments influencing the future; (2) chan-
nels of world financing; (3) agencies of world
trade; and (4) communications. To accomplish
this, in a four-day period, our class visited eight
organizations: the Council of Foreign Relations,
Chase Manhattan Bank, International Monetary
Fund, World Bank, New York Port Authority,
Department of Ports and Trade, the New York
Stock Exchange and AT&T.
The trip began at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7,
when we left the Staunton train station on Am-
trak's luxurious "Cardinal." Eight hours later we
pulled into Penn Station and caught taxis which
"turbo-charged us," as one student said,
through intersections and back alleys to our
Our first official visit on Monday morning was
to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit
and nonpartisan organization established in
1921 to improve understanding of American for-
eign policy and international affairs. Following a
quick breakfast at McDonald's, we walked to the
Council offices located at Park Avenue and 68th
Street in the Harold Pratt House, a residence in
the English Renaissance style built in 1919.
When we entered the Pratt House,
we were escorted into a large con-
ference room, once the library of
the residence. Seated at an ele-
gant antique oval conference
table supplied with pads,
pencils and water, we were
served coffee from a silver
service in china cups. Un-
questionably, the Council
provided the students with
some of the formalities and
convention normally ac-
corded visiting dignitaries.
Certainly, it was an excel-
lent beginning for our week.
At the meeting, Michael
Aho, director of economic
studies for the Council, dis-
cussed the forthcoming in-
tegration of Europe in 1992.
Twelve nations, compris-
ing 320 million people will then form the largest
economically developed community in the
world. While the overall tone of Mr. Aho's re-
marks were positive, he did discuss a number of
major stumbling blocks to a united Europe, in-
cluding the lack of a common culture. Prior to
1992, the European Economic Council is at-
tempting to resolve more than 290 issues, with
the major ones being common currency, labor
standards, and immigration policies.
The second official stop of the day was Chase
Manhattan's world headquarters in lower Man-
hattan. Vice President Joseph Nocero was our
host for a guided tour of the international trading
floor of Chase Manhattan Bank. From 7 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily, the money brokers sit at their con-
soles and view up to five screens of information
displaying the price of money around the world.
Each work station has multiple telephone and
intercom lines, and all transactions are automati-
cally recorded since trading is done verbally.
One student said, "I think of all we saw in
New York, I was most impressed by this place. I
was astounded with the amount of informa-
tion — and the power — that was at the fingertips
of each of the traders."
Following the Chase visit, it was time to turn
from business to pleasure with a tour through
Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. The small Ital-
ian restaurant we had selected in Greenwich
Village doesn't take reservations, and there is
usually a crowd waiting in line. Fortunately, our
timing was right, and we managed to be seated
quickly. The food was excellent, earning the
restaurant a "thumbs up" and five stars from our
Our Tuesday morning host was Eugene
Sprunk with the New York Port Authority. Gene
had advised us prior to the meeting that coffee.
New York bagels and rolls would be available
when we arrived. So, instead of stopping for
breakfast this morning, we proceeded directly
from the hotel to the subway for a fast "commut-
er's" ride on the "E" train to the World Trade
Center. From the lobby, which was a sea of
people streaming off the "Path" trains from New
Jersey, we took elevators to the conference
center on the 53rd floor.
At the conference center, Eugene Sprunk dis-
cussed the functions of the New York Port Au-
thority. He explained that their purpose is to
promote and facilitate trade, through the man-
agement of all port of entry /exit terminals in New
York, including both ship and airline terminals.
In addition, the Port Authority is also responsi-
ble for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
which manages all the subway and bus lines in
the city, as well as the tunnels and bridges.
Herb Ouida, who is director of the first U.S.
Export Trading Company, explained that organi-
zation's role in promoting international trade.
Organized by an Act of Congress in 1978, the
ETC is designed to improve the export perform-
ance of small to medium-sized firms. Herb noted
that trading companies have existed in other
countries for many years (two of Japan's nine
giant trading companies account for ten percent
of U.S. exports), and he believes that much of
Japan's success can be attributed to their early
and significant lead in trading companies, which
are known as Sogoshosha.
Julie Sio, who is administrator of Foreign
Trade Zone No. 49 in New York City, discussed
the importance of foreign trade zones. Basically,
they permit foreign companies to export compo-
nents to America and assemble the product(s) at
the zone location. In doing so, the company
avoids import duty taxes on the finished prod-
uct, and contributes to American employment.
After our meetings, we learned that Gene
Sprunk had arranged for complimentary tickets
to the observation deck of the World Trade
Center. From the top of the observation deck one
has a breathtaking, panoramic view of Manhat-
tan including the financial district, Brooklyn,
Long Island, and New Jersey.
After the observation deck, there was only
time for a quick deli lunch and a fast paced walk
to our next meeting at the Battery Maritime
Building, where Colin Woodhouse, deputy com-
missioner of the Departments of Ports and
At the Intermtiomt Monetary
Fund tuith Rattan j. Bhatia
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 52
Trade, discussed New York City's efforts to en-
courage foreign companies to manufacture prod-
ucts in the U.S., thereby increasing domestic
Following that meeting, we were treated to a
ride on the State Island Ferry, compliments of
Colin Woodhouse. From the boat, we had a
close-up view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
and Governors Island — and the ride gave every-
one time to revive for our next tourist activity:
South Street Seaport, a restored waterfront area
similar to those in Baltimore and Boston.
On Wednesday morning, we headed for the
World Bank, where our host was David Loos.
The World Bank, along with the International
Monetary Fund, was established during the final
days of World War II. Initially, the World Bank
was known as the Bank for Reconstruction and
Development and was intended to help restore
the war-damaged countries of Europe. Although
the Bank in recent years has focused much of its
effort on Third World and developing nations,
the first loan it made was to France, for $250
million. Loos pointed out that the Bank is pri-
marily interested in long-term development for
specific projects. Unfortunately, industrial and
economic development in Third World countries
has been difficult because of structural as well as
cultural problems. Therefore, the World Bank
has frequently extended their lending opera-
tions to aid countries with balance of payment
Immediately following the World Bank meet-
ing, we made our way to Wall Street and The
New York Stock Exchange. Like Chase Manhat-
tan's trading floor, the Stock Exchange was
swirling with activity. We began our visit with a
film on the history of the Exchange up to the
current time. Then, from the visitors deck, we
watched actual trading on the stock exchange
floor. Narrations were provided in Japanese,
German and French, so the Japanese student in
our group was able to listen in her native lan-
guage. However, we all broke out laughing
when she said, "I could not understand the
Once the official activities for the day were
concluded, most of our group bounded for Ma-
cy's and Bloomingdale's. Others chose to spend
the everung at the theater.
Thursday morning, we headed for the U.N.
Plaza for a visit with Rattan J. Bhatia of the
International Monetary Fund who explained
that the primary purpose of the IMF is to main-
tain world currency stability. Since 1971, when
President Nixon removed the U.S. from the gold
standard, world currency has been controlled by
a "managed" system. With the assistance of the
IMF, this managed system is directed by the
seven major industrial countries of the world —
the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France,
Germany, Italy and Japan.
Our final official activity was a tour of AT&T's
Info Quest Center which comprises three floors
of advanced technology in computers and com-
munications. After viewing a short introductory
film, visitors are allowed to play computer games
and interact with the various displays.
Thursday evening, our last night in Manhat-
tan, found the group anxious to celebrate. Under
pressure, Irene [Mrs. Hammock] and I were
persuaded to join the group for dancing at the
Surf Club. After a good night on the town, our
9:02 Amtrak to Staunton seemed to come awfully
early! Fortunately, there was plenty of time to
sleep on the eight-hour return ride.
During our first class meeting the following
week, everyone agreed that the New York trip
was a smashing success. Students spoke enthu-
siastically of the opportunity to receive informa-
tion directly from key decision makers in
international business. One student said the trip
should be a requirement for any international
business student. Many of them marveled at the
territory we covered in such a short amount of
time — and they were all ready to go again! A
Gordon Hammock, assistant professor of business
administration, joined the faculty of Mary Baldwin in
1987. In February of this year, he was appointed to the
Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair in Busi-
52 May 1990
The Sesquicentenni al Update
1842-1992: 150 years of our history; first, as
Augusta Female Seminary; then, Mary Baldwin
Seminary; finally, Mary Baldwin College. So
many changes during those years; so many ac-
complishments; so many events and people to
recognize and revere.
How to recall those 150 years is the challenge
before the Sesquicentennial Planning Commit-
tee, and plans are well underway to meet that
Dr. Patricia H. Menk, professor emerita of
history, is writing the history of the college,
updating the one published in 1942 on the occa-
sion of our Centennial. Another book and a
videotape are anticipated, and they will provide
primarily a pictorial record of the college's years.
There are countless persons whose association
with Mary Baldwin College has been significant,
and the Committee will recommend to President
Tyson that some of these individuals be pre-
sented a specially designed bronze medallion in
recognition of their contributions.
Many alumnae will remember the commemo-
rative dinner plates that featured an illustration
of the Administration Building. Plates similar to
those offered in the past will be available for
purchase, and bookends in the shapes of those
celebrated canines. Ham and Jam, will be repro-
duced also and sold during the Sesquicentennial
The first event in celebration of the college's
Sesquicentennial will be Founders' Day in Oc-
tober 1991. For that occasion, the Committee
plans to have talks by a panel of alumnae who
have excelled in various fields of endeavor.
Commencement and Homecoming in 1992
will feature distinguished speakers and a festive
Apple Day of 1992 will be one of special games
and entertainment, and the year of celebration
will close with Founders' Day in October 1992.
The Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
wants the 150th celebration to attract and interest
all alumnae, and it welcomes any suggestions
and ideas. A
William C. Pollard, Chairman
Sesquicentennial Planning Committee
Mary Baldwin-related items are welcome additions to the College Archives, and they may be
sources of valuable information for the forthcoming Sesquicentennial history. If you are willing to
donate letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, certificates, and college publications, please contact
William C. Pollard, College Librarian/ Archivist, at the College.
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 53
RETIRED FROM Mary
Baldwin College as head of
its art department, Ulysse
Desportes of Staunton lent
his extensive collection of
information and photographs
on Italian sculptor Giuseppe
Ceracchi to the Palazzo dei
Conservatori in Rome for its
September 1989 exhibition
His interest in sculptor has
roots in boyhood fascination
South Carolina native Ulysse Desportes enjoyed
drawing as a child, but it was not his early talents
that helped him gain a modicum of note.
"A monkey can draw!" the Staunton resident
and retired head of Mary Baldwin College's art
department says with a laugh.
It was Desportes' knowledge of Giuseppe Cer-
acchi which earned him moderate celebrity and an
invitation to an exhibition on the Italian sculptor in
^ Rome last September.
An energetic man who laughs easily,
Desportes says his field of expertise is in
late 18th century/early-19th-century Euro-
pean and American art, especially the art
of the French Revolution. His dissertation
was on the drawings of Louis David,
painter in the French Revo-
Ceracchi was an Italian con-
temporary of David, and most
of Desportes' published
works have dealt with Cerac-
Desportes' interest in Cer-
acchi began when he was 8
years old, accompanying his
father on a Boy Scout trip
which included a museum
PHOTO BY DENNIS SUTTON
Washington by Ceracchi,
National Portrait Gallery,
tour in Charleston, S.C. The museum had a
double-life-size marble bust of George Washing-
ton by Ceracchi which impressed young Despor-
tes. And he especiaUy was fascinated when he
learned that its sculptor had been executed at the
guillotine for plotting to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.
Desportes spotted other Ceracchi or Ceracchi-
influenced works from time to time in the foUow-
Graduated from Richmond Professional Insti-
tute, Desportes worked in the art auction business
in New York, writing catalogs, seeing them to the
printers and obtaining experts who authenticated
Getting to know art professors at New York
University paid off since their recommendations
and those of his RPI professors helped him qualify
for a Fulbright grant.
"So I applied to enter the graduate program at
the University of Paris in history of art and told
them (Fulbright committee members) what I
would try to do," academically or in research.
"To my astonishment, I got this grant." It was
"substantial money for the times (1948)," and
Desportes says he got off to a good start in some
research projects. He asides that he thought Ful-
bright grant recipients would be closely moni-
tored, but, "I could've just spent all my time in
bars!" he claims with a laugh.
It took Desportes from 1949-56 to get his doc-
torate in history of art from the University of Paris.
Earlier, while working in New York, Desportes
had sent an aid to find information on Ceracchi in a
German encyclopedia and it was the bibliography
from this that Desportes later used to look up
references for completion of his Fulbright work.
Desportes' incessant research on Ceracchi even-
54 May 1990
tually led to his discovery of and proof that a bust
credited to another sculptor actually was one by
His discovery was lauded by the Swedish press
and his name was listed in Louvre exhibition cata-
logs, referring to his work.
Upon his return to the United States, Despor-
tes taught art in public school from 1956-57,
replaced a departing director of a small museum
in South Carolina, then took a position at Hollins
College for five years before coming to MBC in
1962 where he taught art history and studio art
unto his 1987 retirement.
About two years ago, Desportes was ap-
proached by a French museum curator regarding
an exhibition on Ceracchi, seeking Desportes'
help and telling of his hopes to have an American
museum share expenses. Desportes and the
Frenchman corresponded a few times, then De-
sportes heard no more.
He later received a letter from Rome in which a
museum director and the Frenchman told of
their plans for an exhibition on Ceracchi. De-
sportes sent them a copy of his complete catalog
of Ceracchi's works (that he knew of) as well
as copies of all of Ceracchi's works he'd had
He was invited to attend the exhibition's Sept.
17 opening and made arrangements to stay in
Rome for 10 days. [Dr. Desportes attended the
exhibition as the honored guest of the Italian
government, which paid all his expenses.]
"I was very satisfied" he said of the Palazzo
Dei Conservatori (the Museum of the Conserva-
Desportes has written a book about Ceracchi,
"Giuseppe Ceracchi: A Sculptor in the Age of
Revolution," which has yet to be commercially
Ceracchi, Desportes says, had a very "check-
Born in Rome, the "brilliant young sculptor"
distinguished himself after working in Florence,
Milan and London. Through contacts, he went
to Vienna to become the court sculptor, sculpting
likenesses of the emperor. Pope Pius VI, the
palace poet and other well knowns.
He was commissioned to do a monument to
the republican leader in Holland during its revo-
lutionary situation. But, the country's politics
changed and, although Ceracchi was paid for
his work, its pieces were never placed as a
Ceracchi came to the United States around
1791 to seek the commission for an equestrian
monument to George Washington which the
Continental Congress had approved. While
here, he made 26 busts of the country's leading
personalities including Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamil-
ton, presenting them to the men as gifts.
He also did alabaster profiles of some of the
well knowns and exhibited elaborate models for
the monument to Washington and to American
Liberty, the latter of which he attempted to fund
by public subscription.
The monument to Washington was put on
hold because Washington did not retire and Cer-
acchi's monument to liberty campaign ended in
frustration. He tried to bill those for whom he'd
made gifts of the busts.
Because of his political activities, he was exiled
from Rome during the French Revolution, and
he tried to get compensation for what he claimed
he lost in business because of his exile.
Eventually, he was imprisoned and beheaded
because of his associations with the revolutions
of his time and his alleged connections to a plot
to kill Napoleon.
"He has usually been pictured as an artist
whose fanatical devotion to liberty and democ-
racy brought him to the scaffold as a martyr,"
writes Desportes. "The reality of the conspiracy,
for which he was tried and executed, and which
brought him to the attention of the world, has
never been satisfactorily confirmed."
Although Desportes is retired from MBC, he
remains active in the art world, having edited his
book on Ceracchi.
And, he has taken on various projects includ-
ing a colorful animal mural (about 6'x3') for the
Augusta County Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals board room. A
by Karen Fitzgerald
This article is reprinted with permission of the Stauti-
ton Daily News Leader.
PHOTO BY ULYSSE DESPORTES
ULYSSE DESPORTES' ex-
tensive research on Italian
sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi
(above), known for such
works as the bust of George
Washington displayed at the
National Portrait Gallery
in Washington, D.C., has
made the Staunton man and
retired Mary Baldwin
College professor a sought-
after source for information
on the French Revolution-
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 55
Michael Gentry, assistant professor of mathe-
matics, presented a paper entitled "Problem Solv-
ing & Linear Discriminant Function Analysis," at the
American Statistical Association meeting in Washing-
Susan Blair Green, assistant professor, ADP (Eng-
lish), has delivered a series of lectures on "Uncle Tom's
Cabin and the Literature of the Civil War" for an
Elderhostel on Civil War history and literature held at
VCU-MCV in Richmond.
Kenneth W. Keller, professor of history, presented
a paper to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Scholars'
Group at the Museum of American Frontier Culture in
Staunton. His paper was a study of flax cultivation and
production in Europe and on the American frontier.
Dr. Keller also moderated a paper session on African-
Americans in the Shenandoah Valley at a conference
at James Madison University and has served as a
consultant in developing captions for the museum
exhibit "Woodrow Wilson's World." The exhibit is to
be installed in the new museum building at the Wood-
row Wilson Birthplace Foundation in Staunton.
Lesley Novack, assistant professor of psychology,
presented a paper entitled "Being Female in the
Eighties: Conflicts Between New Opportunities and
TradiHonal Expectations" at the national meeting of
the American Sociological Association.
Ashton Trice, assistant professor of psychology,
presented "Study Skills Based Laboratories for Dis-
tance Introductory Courses for Adults" the American
Psychological Association's Council of Undergradu-
ate Program in Psychology. His article entitled "Who's
Teaching About AIDS in Virginia's Colleges?" was
published in the Virginia Journal of Science. With Lu-
cianne Hackburt '89, Dr. Trice has published "Aca-
demic Locus of Control, Type A Behavior, and College
Absenteeism." Along with John R. Haire, director of
the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life Plan-
ning, and Kim Elliott '88, who is currently a graduate
student at the University of Richmond, Dr. Trice has
also published "A Career Locus of Control Scale for
Undergraduate Students" in Perceptual and Motor
Skills. Drs. Trice and Haire, with Denise Desio '89,
published "Personalizing Career Development Out-
reach for College Students" in the fall edition of College
Gordon L. Bowen, associate professor of political
science, presented his paper, "Presidential Action and
Public Opinion about U.S. Nicaraguan Policy: Limits
to the 'Rally 'Round the Flag' Syndrome," at the
Friends and Neighbors Conference on the Role of
Public Opinion at the University of Virginia. The
paper was also accepted for publication in PS. Political
Science and Politics. Dr. Bowen has also served as an
expert evaluator of factual information contained in a
textbook manuscript about Central America now in
preparation for publication by Westview Press.
James L. Harrington, director of Mary Baldwin's
Adult Degree Program, has finished his term of ser-
vice as president of The Alliance, the national organi-
zation for nontraditional degree programs. Dr.
Harrington and other members of the ADP staff were
active at The Alliance's recent annual conference. He
participated in sessions on "Model Adult Degree Pro-
grams" and "Principles of Good Practice in Adult and
External Education." Dudley Luck, coordinator of
ADP Southside, participated in the panel discussion
on model programs. Judy Godwin, assistant profes-
sor (educational psychology), presented a paper on
"Theories of Adult Development." Nancy Gillett,
assistant professor (psychology), along with ADP
graduate Emma Sutphin '89, presented a paper on
"Minority Student Response to External Adult Degree
James C. McCrory, associate professor of edu-
cation, is the author of "Managing Time with Com-
puters," a chapter of Your Computerized Classroom to be
published by Gallaudet University this spring.
Patricia C. Wood, assistant professor of religion,
has written a review of Women's Earliest Records: From
Ancient Egypt and Western Asia which will appear later
this year in Biblical Archaeologist.
Gordon Hammock, assistant professor of business
administration, was a panel moderator for college
presentations on "Ethics and the Decision Making
Process" at the meeting of the Presbyterian Churches
in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The meeting included
faculty and students invited from 21 colleges. Four
MBC students attended the meeting with Mr. Ham-
mock and his wife.
56 May 1990
Roderic L. Owen, associate professor (philosophy),
ADP, has returned from a sabbatical in Wales where
he was able to do further research on Welsh immigra-
tion to the United States. Dr. Owen also made several
presentations at St. David's University College in
Lampeter, and he enrolled in a Welsh language class.
The entire Owens family went along, exchanging
houses and cars with a Welsh family. Julie Sikes '89
lived with the Owen family for ten weeks and helped
take care of their chUdren, Bryn and Evan. Bryn, who
is five, was enrolled in the Welsh school Ysgol-
Plascrug during their visit.
John D. Wells, associate professor of sociology, has
also returned from his sabbatical during which he
worked on a screenplay for a movie. The screenplay.
Run and Gun, is a modern tragic/comedy based upon
the efforts of a man to become a stand-up comic and
maintain a relationship with a woman who is pursu-
ing her own career.
Riley Haws, assistant professor of music, was a
featured performer for "First Night Montclair" in
Montclair, NJ, a suburb of New York City. He has
also lectured and performed in a recital at UNC-
Francisco was convention program chair, planning
and coordinating all sessions and meetings, as weU as
auditions and performances for secondary and college
students. Ms. Southerington coordinated a costume
exhibition of Shakespeare's Ladies, as well as the
association's first annual student competition for
scenic and costume designs.
Carrie Douglass, adjunct assistant professor of
sociology, presented a paper, "Europe, Spain, and
Bulls," at the American Anthropological Association
meeting in Washington, D.C.
Martha N. Evans, associate professor of French and
coordinator of Women's Studies, presented a paper
entitled "Corsets and Convulsions: Controlling
Women's Bodies in Late 19th Century France" at the
meeting of the Nineteenth Century French Studies
Colloquium at the University of New Hampshire. Dr.
Evans also presented "Lacan and the Impossible
Woman: Feminist Reactions to the Master's Theories
of Hysteria" at the Modern Language Association
national meeting in Washington, D.C. During the
winter, she has been translating a book on hypnosis
and psychoanalysis, Le Coeur et la Raison, for publica-
tion in the United States.
Amy Cochrane, adjunct instructor of music/voice,
has been selected to perform this summer with the
Cincinnati Opera as a part of their Young American
Artists program. She will perform the lead soprano
role in the musical She Loves Me by Jerry Bock and will
perform Adina in Elixir of Love by Don Ezetti. During
the Christmas series, Ms. Cochrane was a soloist with
the University of Virginia Choir, performed in a pro-
gram for Wintergreen Resort's Twelve Days of Christ-
mas series, and organized and performed in a holiday
concert in Waynesboro, Virginia. She has also been
named first alternate to the finals for the Liederkranz
International Vocal Competition.
D. Stevens Garlick, associate professor (German),
ADP, and senior German major Susan P. Zabel pre-
sented a paper, "Threshold to Literature through
Music: The Romantic Tradition and the Schumann-
Eichendorff 'Liederkreis' " at a conference of foreign
language instructors at Washington & Lee University.
Following the presentation. Dr. Garlick performed the
"Liederkreis" in Lee Chapel on the W & L campus,
accompanied by pianist Mary Elizabeth Forbes of
Charlottesville. Dr. Garlick, Ms. Zabel, and Ms.
Forbes made a similar presentation at a faculty col-
loquium on campus in November.
I Virginia R. Francisco, professor of theatre, and
Terry Southerington, associate professor of theatre,
attended the annual meeting of the Virginia Theatre
Association in Richmond. As president-elect. Dr.
A. Dudley Luck, associate professor (education)
and coordinator of the ADP program at Southside,
presented a paper entitled "Mary Baldwin/SAKAE
Cultural Immersion Program: Preparing Japanese Stu-
dents for Higher Education in the USA" at the Interna-
tional Council for Innovation in Higher Education in
San Jose, Costa Rico.
Diane M. Ganiere, assistant professor of psychol-
ogy, ADP, and Robert Enright have published "Ex-
ploring Three Approaches to Identity Development"
in the fall edition of Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Daniel A. Metraux, associate professor of history
and Japanese, has been appointed by the Library of
Congress to a team of authors to rewrite the book
Japan: A Country Study. Dr. Metraux will write the
chapters on the economies of Japan and Korea. His
recent book, Ningen to Heiwa no Taisei: Soka Gakkai no
Rekishi to Rinen (The Mission for Peace and Humanity: The
History & Theology of the Soka Gakkai) published by
Tairyusha, a mass publisher in Japan, has sold about
4,000 copies. He has also been asked by the Institute
for Oriental Religions in Tokyo for permission to re-
print two chapters of his book on the Soka Gakkai in
their annual volume on significant writings on Japa-
nese Buddhism. This volume is to be published this
spring. Another book by Dr. Metraux, The Japanese
Economy and the American Businessman, was published
by the Edwin Mellen Press. A.
The Mary Baldwin Magazine 57
Three Appointed to
(L to R):jim Patrick, Ethel Smeak,
and Gordon Hammock
58 May 1990
On February 15, the Executive Commit-
tee of the Board of Trustees unani-
mously and enthusiastically approved
the appointment of three Mary Baldwin faculty
members to distinguished academic chairs. They
are Ethel M. Smeak, professor of English; James
B. Patrick, professor of chemistry; and Gordon L.
Hammock, assistant professor of business ad-
ministration. They were officially notified of
their honors last week by Dr. Tyson.
Dr. Patrick has been named to The Caroline
Rose Hunt Distinguished Chair in the Natural
Sciences. He has published 29 articles, is the
author of two books, and holds seven U.S. pat-
ents. He came to the College in 1967 after
working as a research chemist at the National
Institutes of Health, the National Heart Institute,
and Lederle Laboratories. He earned both the
doctor of philosophy and master of arts degrees
from Harvard University; his undergraduate de-
gree is from MIT. He is a member of the Execu-
tive Committee of the Virginia Section of the
American Chemical Society, the Virginia Acad-
emy of Science, and the Advisory Board of the
International Society for Fluoride Research.
Dr. Smeak has been appointed to The Mar-
garet Hunt Hill Distinguished Chair in the Hu-
manities. She is an alumna of Mary Baldwin and
earned the master of arts and doctor of philoso-
phy degrees from Vanderbilt University. She
came to Mary Baldwin in 1965 as assistant profes-
sor of English following faculty appointments at
Greenbrier College in Lewisburg, West Virginia,
and at Madison College in Harrisonburg.
J From 1974-76, she served as Dean of Stu-
i dents. Since that time, she has been in-
\ volved with study programs at Oxford
University and is currently American Di-
rector of the Virginia Program at Oxford.
I She is a member of the Modern Language
I Association and serves on the Executive
Committee of the Virginia Province of the
American Association of University
Mr. Hammock has been appointed to the
Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair
in Business Administration. He joined the fac-
ulty of Mary Baldwin in 1987 after working in
private industry for over 30 years, during which
time he also served as an adjunct faculty member
at Pace University's Lubin School of Business
and the School of Graduate Business of C.W.
Post College, Long Island University. He earned
the master of science degree in advanced man-
agement from Pace University; his undergradu-
ate degree in marketing and economics was
earned at the University of Arkansas.
The academic chairs to which these three dis-
tinguished faculty members have been recently
appointed were established through the gener-
ous gifts of three alumnae of the College, all of
whom are long-time supporters of the College.
They are Bertie Wilson Murphy Deming '46,
Margaret Hunt Hill '37, and Caroline Rose
The Murphy Chair in Business Administra-
tion, the College's first endowed chair, was es-
tablished by Bertie Deming and her family in
honor of their mother. This gift has also helped
support the College's major in business adminis-
tration, which was the first to be created by a
women's college in the South.
The chairs in humanities and natural sciences
were named by the College in honor of sisters
Caroline Hunt and Margaret Hill, who recently
donated funds for support of faculty and for the
renovation of Hill Top residence hall. A
John Baker Daffin
18 9 5-1989
During the period of transition when Augusta
Female Seminary was becoming Mary Baldwin
Junior College (1916) and later Mary Baldwin
College (1923), a young man from Arkansas,
John Baker Daffin, was going through his own
period of transition — from student to educator.
After receiving his B.S. in chemistry from David-
son College in 1918 and his M.S. in chemistry
from the University of Chicago in 1924, Daffin
became a chemistry instructor at Johns Hopkins
Two years later, he joined the faculty of Mary
Baldwin College to begin what would become a
long and distinguished tenure. He taught chem-
istry for 35 years and also served the College as
treasurer, business manager and special assis-
tant to the president.
The Mary Baldwin College community was
saddened December 16, 1989 by the death of Mr.
Daffin, who had left his mark not only on the
College, but also on the Staunton community.
He was a member of the Staunton City Council
A portrait of John Baker
Daffin wearing his "sig-
nature" bow tie hangs in the
fourth floor hallway of the
Pearce Science Center.
for six years, an elder of the First Presbyterian
Church, a member of the Stuart Hall Board of
Trustees, Corporator of King's Daughters' Hos-
pital, a director of the Community Federal Sav-
ings and Loan Association and a director of the
Staunton-Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Daffin was also a member of the American
Chemical Society, the American Association of
Sciences, and the Chemical Section of the Vir-
ginia Academy of Science. In 1979, he received
recognition from the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education (CASE) for more than
25 years of service to the field of educational
Mr. Daffin loved to spend his spare time fish-
ing, which seems appropriate for the calm,
gentle-mannered professor who cared so deeply
for Mary Baldwin. He was instrumental in solic-
iting funds for the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall.
Daffin also continued to teach at Mary Baldwin
when his hearing was severely damaged by an
explosion in the chemistry lab, according to Dr.
Thomas H. Grafton, professor emeritus of
"Daffin and a student were conducting an
experiment in the lab when there was a small
explosion that caused a significant loss of hear-
ing," said Grafton. "He was a very strong per-
son," he added, "and kept teaching after the
accident. Even after his retirement in 1965, when
he was 70 years old, he became director of de-
velopment and taught chemistry at Stuart Hall.
"Daffin was a versatile person," remembered
Grafton. "He was active in the community and
very important to Mary Baldwin."
Mrs. Mirth S. Bedall, secretary of Staunton's
First Presbyterian Church for the past 35 years,
said of Daffin, "He always used to tell me that he
was going to start the day as if something good
was going to happen. He was a wonderful per-
son and an active elder in our church who will be
greatly missed. "A
by D. Michelle Hite
The Marv Baldwin Magazine 59
ZooixA of Trustees Ouiinmn Ouirles S. Luck ffl celebrates with Anm Kate Reid Hipp '63 mvi Liddy
Kirkpatrick Doenges '63, trustees and national cMrs of The Sesquicentennial Campaign, and President
Cynthia H. Tyson.
Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60, member of
the Carolina Regional Campaign
Committee, and Sue Warfield Caples '60
of the Northeast Committee discuss the
Leigh Yates Tarmer 74, trustee and cimir of the committee for the Richmond events,
shares a happy moment with fellme Richmonders.
PauU Overdorff 70, chair of Northeast Region for
tlw Sesquicentennial Campaign and R. Eric Staley,
executive director of dei>elopment and college
relations at the Campaign announcement dinner.
60 May 1390
Trustee Charlotte Jackson Limsford '50 talks with William
and Mary Neumann Brmon 38.
joelle Keith '88, Robin Rexinger '83, and Ansley Sage Gift
'87 at the Country Club of Virginia luncheon.
Trustee Bertie Murphy Deming '46 and husband John enjoy the festivity of the Campaign
Elizabeth Rawls '87, Cathy Ferris 7S, ami Margaret
Stephenson Simpson '87 at "Juleps and Tulips. "
jimmy and Anita Thee Graham '50, president of the
National Alumnae Association, enjoy the Richmond
alumnae's "juleps and Tulips" party.
Anne Renee Garrett '86 and John Kelly,
chief of Mary Baldwin College Security,
Lit Richardson Hall '48, Harriet Middleton Waldrop '48, and Margaret
Getty Wilson '48 are delighted to see old friends at the Richmond aient.
The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, headquarters for
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